This is disappointing news out of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, where county council members in Wicomico County are hitting the pause button on a resolution declaring the county a “Second Amendment Preservation County” after the local sheriff requested that the resolution be withdrawn from the council’s agenda.
Sheriff Mike Lewis made the request late Monday night, just hours before the council was to meet on Tuesday morning, and just a few weeks after Lewis originally asked that the council approve the resolution.
Sitting before the council the next morning, Lewis said he has felt the county’s pain through several emails, phone calls and out on the street. He also said the Unity Rally he watched the preceding evening in Salisbury helped him come to the decision.
The sheriff said he requested the resolution be “delayed indefinitely” for a couple reasons — but chief among them was his recognition that “this county is hurting.”