01/08/2020- A resolution reinforcing residents’ right to bear arms in Marinette County was nixed at the committee level. After first hearing the proposal last month, the County’s Public Services Committee again considered a resolution Tuesday opposing the enactment of legislation that would infringe upon second amendment rights. It was a watered-down version of the original which would establish Marinette County as a sanctuary county if legislation were to ever be passed restricting private gun ownership, but the majority of the committee members and residents who spoke out during public comment agreed it was premature and unnecessary. Committee Chairman Ken Keller, citing a poll by the Marquette Law School, says most Wisconsinites are actually in favor of some sort of gun reform to help keep guns from falling into the wrong hands.
Supervisor John Guarisco introduced the measure to the county last month and said he felt it should be taken up by the full County Board, however, the Public Services Committee voted five to one not to forward the resolution on.