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Old February 24, 2021, 01:40 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by 44 AMP
People are going to misinterpret the term "sanctuary" indeed its already done in this thread. Consider the idea that saying "sanctuary" does not mean the local govt doing so will shield and protect people from arrest and prosecution, but that they are declaring their town/county, etc. a sanctuary for the IDEA of the 2nd Amendment rights, (or whatever the cause is), meaning only that THEY will not prosecute (things which are usually well outside their jurisdiction anyway) or pass laws or ordinances against the idea and concept they have declared "safe" in their jurisdiction.
That's not what "sanctuary" means, and I don't think it's the people in this thread who are misinterpreting the term. If anyone is misinterpreting it, it's the morons who pass these laws under the umbrella of the word "sanctuary."

Here's the Merriam-Webster definition of "sanctuary": https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sanctuary

The part that applies in this context is:

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2a
(1) : a place of refuge and protection

(2) : a refuge for wildlife where predators are controlled and hunting is illegal
b : the immunity from law attached to a sanctuary
There's nothing in that definition about a sanctuary being nothing more than an idea or a concept. By definition, it is either a place (a physical location), or an actual immunity from law. These self-styled, self-proclaimed 2A "sanctuaries" are not sanctuaries in any way, shape, or form.
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