Defiant U.S. sheriffs push gun sanctuaries, imitating liberals on immigration

Reuters | March 04, 2019

Defiant U.S. sheriffs push gun sanctuaries, imitating liberals on immigration
A rapidly growing number of counties in at least four states are declaring themselves Second Amendment sanctuaries, refusing to enforce gun-control laws that they consider to be infringements on the U.S. constitutional right to keep and bear arms. Organizers of the pro-gun sanctuaries admit they took the idea from liberals who have created immigration sanctuaries across the United States where local officials defy the Trump administration’s efforts to enforce tougher immigration laws.

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Local governments are responsible for a huge amount of crisis management. Think about it – how many moving pieces does even a smaller municipal area have to take care of, and how many are affected by even a small hiccup in operations. ICMA, a professional and educational association for local government administrators, recently shared an infographic that does a fantastic job of which local government personnel should be on your crisis team.