Will the ‘Second Amendment Sanctuary’ movement backfire?

At least one Pa. gun rights activist thinks so

  • Emily Previti/PA Post
International Holocaust Remembrance Day is today. I recently caught this re-broadcast of Latino USA’s story about Anthony Acevedo, the first Mexican-American Holocaust survivor to be registered with the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. Acevedo registered in 2010, two years after his interviews with CNN led to an investigative report and the federal government’s recognition of soldiers’ experiences as POWs at Berga, a German concentration camp, during World War II. The story includes audio of Acevedo explaining that he and other soldiers had to sign what amounted to non-disclosure agreements as they were rescued. Listin in full here. –Emily Previti, PA Post Reporter
Kim Stolfer, president of Firearms Owners Against Crime, was at the state Capitol on Sept. 24, 2018, to lobby against two gun bills.

Ed Mahon / PA Post

Kim Stolfer, president of Firearms Owners Against Crime, was at the state Capitol on Sept. 24, 2018, to lobby against two gun bills. (Ed Mahon / PA Post)

  • Firearms advocates across the Commonwealth are pushing “Second Amendment Sanctuary” ordinances they believe would stop local governments from enforcing a broad range of gun restrictions. But the leader of one prominent gun rights organization on Friday told Ed Mahon the sanctuary campaign is “misguided” and worries it will backfire. Read Ed’s full story here. He’ll also be covering a special council on gun violence at the capitol later this week.

  • In Manheim Township, officials will vote tonight on an ordinance to ban gun shops from operating within 1,000 feet of a school, as well as prohibit signage that includes images of guns inside school zones — exactly the kind of local law that 2nd Amendment sanctuary activists warn about. Lancaster Country Day School petitioned the township after a firearms dealer, now closed, opened just a few hundred feet away from its campus. One sticking point is the First Amendment implications of signage limits in the proposal, LNP’s Junior González reports.

  • Another gun-related issue with First and Second Amendment implications is Pennsylvania’s decision to join 19 other states and Washington, D.C. in a lawsuit over federal regulations they claim make it easier to access blueprints for guns that can be manufactured with 3-D printers — so called ghost guns because they are effectively untraceable. More here about the lawsuit from the Associated Press. And check out this story from Ed on more efforts targeting ghost guns in Pa.

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Kobe Bryant, the Los Angeles Lakers superstar with daughter Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant during an NCAA women’s basketball game. Both of them died Sunday morning, in a helicopter crash. (Kirby Lee via AP Photo)


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