Lincoln County Supervisors vote to send second amendment sanctuary resolution to committee
By Jalen Maki
Tomahawk Leader Co-Editor
MERRILL – At its meeting at the Lincoln County Service Center in Merrill on Tuesday, Jan. 20, the Lincoln County Board of Supervisors voted 13 to 9 to send a resolution seeking to declare Lincoln County a second amendment sanctuary to the Administrative and Legislative Committee.
The resolution, introduced by District 13 Supervisor Calvin Callahan earlier this month, needed a majority vote to pass.
Ten people in attendance voiced their views on the resolution during the public comment period, with five in favor and five opposed. Numerous Supervisors also shared their opinions that Callahan should’ve first introduced the resolution in committee rather than bringing it directly to the board.
“Today is a sad day for Lincoln County,” Callahan said in a statement after the meeting. “Tonight some supervisors failed the people of this county; we need to be proactive, we needed to pass this resolution, I am trying to protect the future of the second amendment, and standing up to gun control is a must.”