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Maricopa County Board Supports Gun 'Sanctuary' Status

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Maricopa County has declared itself a Second Amendment sanctuary.

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors voted in Phoenix Wednesday to declare the county a “Second Amendment Preservation County.”

Maricopa, one of the nation's fastest-growing counties, is following dozens of counties nationwide and four others in Arizona that have approved similar symbolic resolutions, which are meant to stave off gun-control policies that could be seen as unconstitutional.

The proposal lost some of its edge when the Maricopa County board dropped a stipulation that government funds would not be used to infringe on gun rights.

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