BURRILLVILLE, R.I. (AP) – Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo calls a resolution passed by a town in response to her gun control proposals inappropriate.
Burrillville declared itself a “Second Amendment sanctuary” last week and passed a resolution stating it supports the police department’s right to exercise sound discretion when enforcing Second Amendment-related laws.
Raimondo told WPRO’s Gene Valicenti on Monday if new gun laws pass, she expects Burrillville to follow them. The Democrat says if they disagree with her, they should lobby at the state house – but “to secede from Rhode Island and our laws is not an appropriate response.”
Councilman Jeremy Bailey said last week the town doesn’t intend to enforce new laws it deems unconstitutional.
Raimondo is calling for a ban on guns in schools and a statewide ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.
Listen to Dan Yorke’s conversation with Burrillville town councilor Donald Fox from last week below:
Listen to “Burrillville Town Council Member Donald Fox : Resolution to make Burriville a second amendment sanctuary town” on Spreaker.