TOMBSTONE, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Tombstone Mayor Dusty Escapule signed a proclamation giving tombstone the title of "America's Second Amendment City" at Tuesday's city council meeting.
"We are going to honor the second amendment because tombstone is a gun town. There is no doubt about it," Escapule said.
The title does not change any existing laws or ordinances. Escapule says it's a symbolic way for the city to show support for the right to bear arms. He also stresses that this proclamation does not promote violence.
"It's simply that. Just a proclamation. It's not a resolution or an ordinance," Escapule said.
Escapule said Tombstone is the only place in the entire country with a proclamation like this. He was approached by several business owners in the community several weeks ago with the idea for this proclamation.
Gordon Anderson, a local business owner, was one of the people involved.
"It's ground breaking and it's thrilling," Anderson said. "We are under fire by different anti gun groups and this kind of cements our position here in tombstone."
Some residents say they're in support of this proclamation and say it's a fitting title for Tombstone.
"It fits. It fits this town because of the history. You can conceal carry or open carry. We've always had it down here. So it's just the American way," said Lee Cobb, a resident.
"It's feels good that we're supporting our constitutional rights- the way they should be supported," said Eric Sudhoff, a resident.
Tombstone will still be known "As the town too tough to die", the title of "America's Second Amendment City" will not replace it.
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