6 rural towns in Western Rhode Island are revolting against the state’s gun control status quo.
These rural towns are flirting with the idea of declaring themselves Second Amendment sanctuary communities. In other words, these will be places where gun rights won’t be infringed no matter what gun control state lawmakers pass.
The Providence Journal reports Burrillville was the first town to pass such a resolution in the past month. On Monday, May 8, 2019, the Hopkinton Town Council passed a similar resolution on a 3 to 2 vote.
Council member Scott Bill Hirst said, “The Second Amendment is not a suggestion. It’s guaranteed, like freedom of the press, freedom of assembly.”
Hirst added, “We have a degree of arrogance from state leaders … and I’m going to proudly vote to defend the Second Amendment.”
The council member’s words brought cheers from gun rights advocates in the room.
Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo recently unveiled a package of gun control bills that would ban so-called “assault weapons”, impose magazine capacity limits, and ban guns on or near school grounds, with the exception of those carried by law-enforcement officers.
The towns of Glocester, Richmond, Foster, and West Greenwich are also floating these kinds of measures around. Interestingly, the Providence Journal notes that these towns voted for Donald Trump.
After Burrillville’s unanimous vote in favor of Second Amendment sanctuary resolution, State Senator Elaine J. Morgan encouraged the five towns she represents (Hopkinton, Charlestown, Exeter, Richmond and West Greenwich) to follow suit in passing these resolutions.
In a letter, Morgan said “I swore an oath when taking office to protect and uphold our Constitution from any infringements.” She noted that “any gun-control laws that infringe upon the constitutional right to keep and bear arms will not be enforced.”
Governor Raimondo declared that if her gun control bills pass, she expects the entire state of Rhode Island to “follow the law, and the state police will enforce that law.”
The national gun control nullification campaign grows larger by the day.
Liberty Conservative News reported how it’s one of the fastest growing battlegrounds for the Second Amendment movement in 2019.
U.S. Law Enforcement Bust 27 People Connected to Mexican Sinaloa Cartel
Over two dozen people were arrested on drug charges in connection to a Mexican cartel smuggling cocaine into the U.S. Following a two-year investigation, 27 people were arrested through Operation Tripwire, an investigation effort U.S. officials have been working on featuring members of the Sinaloa Cartel.
The trafficking network went from Los Angeles, California to Tucson, Arizona and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where cocaine originating from Mexico was smuggled stateside. The United States Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Scott Brady declared “this is a large organization that was trafficking hundreds of kilograms of cocaine throughout the country and has direct ties to the Sinaloa cartel in Mexico.”
U.S. authorities recounted that the investigations started after an agent in Pittsburgh was able to identify an address that received large quantities of suspicious-looking packages coming from California. Since then, agents started to do investigation on other members of the network across the U.S.
Across the span of seven months, authorities were able to intercept U.S. calls made by some of the alleged traffickers with Sinaloa carte leaders in Mexico. On September 9, 2020, 27 were arrested in Arizona, California, and Pennsylvania.
According to American authorities, $1.3 million in cash and over 140 kilograms of cocaine were seized. The aforementioned people arrested are now facing a prison sentence of between 10 years and life in prison.
The border situation is no joke. Prior administrations have largely neglected the issue and have allowed for unprecedented levels of illegal immigration and drug trafficking to cross the U.S. border.
In a prior instance, BLP reported on how Mexico is a failed state that cannot maintain public order and is largely being pushed around by cartels. Due to its proximity to the U.S., Mexico’s problems will likely spillover stateside.
This is why border security is crucial. Thankfully, the U.S. has a president in Donald Trump that gets the memo. He’ll still need help from Congress, however,
That’s why it’s crucial that America First Republicans have strong showings at all branches of government in 2020.
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