Looks like the events in VA are possibly starting a domino effect. Even a yankee state known for massive gun control now has a town now becoming a sanctuary.
“West Milford is now a self-proclaimed “sanctuary township” for law-abiding gun owners, though the provocative designation is purely symbolic.
The township council approved last week a non-binding resolution that “opposes further interference with, or abridging of, the rights of lawful gun owners.”
West Milford Council President Pete McGuinness said the local resolution, introduced by another council member and approved in a 5-0 vote on Dec. 4, was modeled after a resolution adopted in Illinois. It appears to be the first of its kind in New Jersey.
“We’re just letting the community know we are a gun-friendly, Second Amendment-positive township,” McGuinness said.
The mostly-rural town in Passaic County is home to 26,000 people and covers nearly 76 square miles.
The resolution declares West Milford a “Second Amendment/lawful gun owner sanctuary township” and criticizes “red flag laws” that have been adopted by at least 17 states, including New Jersey, partly in response to mass shootings.”