Commissioners deny sanctuary status for Second amendment
SARASOTA COUNTY - Sarasota County chooses not to adopt a 'Second Amendment Sanctuary' resolution.
The strictly symbolic resolution proposed by Commissioner Christian Ziegler would have recognized Sarasota County as a Second Amendment Sanctuary in order to preserve the rights guaranteed by the Constitution. According to the Herald Tribune, Ziegler said Second Amendment sanctuary would have sent politicians a pointed message: Sarasota County supports the right to keep and bear arms.
Some commissioners voting against the measure say that, although they support the Second Amendment, it is already granted by the state and federal constitutions
Commissioner Nancy Detert said it's a meaningless wedge issue that unnecessarily upsets people.