ELLSWORTH — City councilors voted Monday against a proposal that would have designated Ellsworth a Second Amendment Sanctuary City.
The proposal, which was brought forward by a city councilor, would have meant the city would resist any potential federal gun regulation changes, and keep Ellsworth police from confiscating any guns from any of the city’s residents.
Several residents turned out to Monday’s council meeting to show their support for protecting their gun rights.
“Don’t allow them to take that away from us. It’s the Second Amendment of our constitution,” said Mark Rossborough, Ellsworth resident.
“Our Second Amendment right is exactly that, it’s our God-given right. Nobody should be taking that away from us,” said Larry Bull, also a resident.
The councilors voted 6-1 against approving the resolution.