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I am opposed to San Clemente being declared a Second Amendment Sanctuary City.

I see this resolution as governmental redundancy and overreach. We in San Clemente are already bound by the Second Amendment and have the right to bear arms. We don’t need local government to restate this constitutional right. 

What’s the point of passing this resolution if San Clemente doesn’t broadcast this status? To publicize this status could be costly.

Will it require signage at all the city’s boundaries—freeway and local streets? It will probably require amending city stationary to add a divisive phrase to our welcoming motto: Spanish Village by the Sea.

Most importantly, the resolution, when promoted, may be off-putting to tourism. To me, it presents an image of San Clemente as a city of gun-toting residents—not a welcoming place for individuals and families to visit or vacation in. 

I am strongly opposed to passing this resolution.

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