The tiny town of Needles, California, wants to be a “sanctuary city” for the Second Amendment in the otherwise Left coast gun-control stronghold. The city council voted unanimously last month declaring it as such and cited encroachment of the state’s strict gun laws on residents’ constitutional gun rights. The city also wants a new gun law tweaked that outlaws residents from bringing in ammunition from other states when the nearest California stores are more than 100 miles away, while Arizona is “local.” Look for more municipalities to push back against Leftist collectivism, which may trigger key SCOTUS decisions in the near future.
Here’s more from AP News…
The Old West desert town of Needles, California, is where the beleaguered Joad family crossed the Colorado River into California in John Steinbeck’s classic novel “The Grapes of Wrath” and was a boyhood home to “Peanuts” creator Charles Schulz.
These days, Needles is gaining notoriety for another reason. Leaders have declared it a “sanctuary city” for people who believe California’s strict gun laws have encroached too much on their constitutional right to keep and bear arms.
The City Council in the town of 5,000 that borders Arizona and is a few miles from the southern tip of Nevada last month unanimously declared Needles a “2nd Amendment Sanctuary City.” The vote had no immediate practical impact on how guns are treated in the city.