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Montgomery mulls ‘sanctuary’ for gun owners

MONTGOMERY — Montgomery Borough Council this week agreed to consider becoming a sanctuary from unconstitutional state and federal gun control laws.

Meeting via Zoom technology, council unanimously approved the drafting of a Second Amendment Sanctuary resolution for review and potential action at a later date.

“Second Amendment Sanctuary” policies protect Pennsylvanians “against unconstitutional gun control laws imposed in Harrisburg or Washington, D.C.,” according to state Rep. Stephanie Borowicz, R-McElhattan. Such policies may prohibit the use of municipal funds to enforce federal or state gun control measures to “safeguard our sacred right to bear arms,” Borowicz wrote in a letter to the Lock Haven Express touting Second Amendment sanctuaries.

Once written, the resolution will be taken to borough council for approval.

In other business, Mayor Fae Herb said the safety committee is taping off playgrounds for the time being as a precautionary measure during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Herb also said the borough is looking into moving the recycling center to a different spot that has electricity for camera surveillance. The center is closed at the time in keeping with a county decision as a result of the pandemic.

The holiday committee had been planning a borough festival on May 30. Though there are many uncertainties with the current pandemic, the holiday committee is continuing plans for a borough festival on May 30.

The committee is also planning on donating and handing out bags of candy for children for the Easter holiday.

Borough council also met in closed executive session to discuss personnel matters.

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