2nd Rhode Island town passes resolution to oppose gun bills

HOPKINTON, R.I. (AP) — A second Rhode Island town has declared itself a so-called Second Amendment sanctuary to oppose the governor’s push for stricter gun-control laws.

The Hopkinton Town Council passed a resolution Monday night. The Burrillville Town Council passed a similar resolution last month.

The towns say they won’t enforce new laws they feel infringe on their constitutional right to keep and bear arms.

Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo wants a ban on guns in schools and a statewide ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. The legislature is considering several gun-related proposals. Raimondo has said that if the stricter gun laws pass, she expects every single city and town to follow them, “period.”

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Republican state Sen. Elaine Morgan asked the five towns in her district, including Hopkinton, to declare themselves Second Amendment sanctuaries.

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