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Spokane Valley councilman fights for 'Second Amendment Sanctuary City'

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The term sanctuary city has been used a lot when there's discussion about immigration, but not as much when it comes to carrying firearms. One Spokane Valley city councilman wants to change that after hearing Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson is taking action on guns.

"I will propose a bill in the upcoming legislative session with two key elements. First, a ban on the sale of assault weapons, and second a ban on high capacity magazines," said Ferguson on September 7.

Spokane Valley Councilman Caleb Collier says Ferguson's proposal is crossing the line.

"It's in direct conflict with not only the second amendment of the constitution, the bill of rights, but the constitution of Washington," said Collier.

So KHQ asked Collier: what does it mean that Spokane Valley could be a Sanctuary City on the second amendment? His response: "I'm afraid I don't really have an answer for that yet."

Among the things Collier says it could mean include a proclamation or statement on the books saying Spokane Valley supports second amendment rights. But as a proclamation, state and federal gun laws could still be enforced. In order for the proclamation to go into effect Spokane Valley city council has to pass it. Collier says it's on the agenda, but there's no discussion date yet.

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