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Another Maryland County Begins Gun Control Opposition

May 30th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

Carroll County became the third county in the state this month to pass a resolution stating their opposition to the Maryland Firearms Safety Act of 2013- but don’t look for Allegany County to follow suit. The Carroll County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to approve a resolution deeming Carroll a "2nd Amendment Sanctuary County" during a forum at Carroll Community College. The county resolution states that the board believes the recently passed gun control measure is unconstitutional legislation and that Carroll County Government will not authorize government funds or resources to enforce any element of the gun law that infringe on the right of the people to keep and bear arms. Allegany County Commissioner Bill Valentine told WCBC News that the commissioners considered the possibility, however after consultation with legal council, decided not too. Any resolution would be largely symbolic, and not supersede state law in anyway. He said one reason the county explored the idea is due to the financial hit the county might take as a result of the new gun law.

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