Commission adopts Second Amendment sanctuary ordinance

Commission adopts Second Amendment sanctuary ordinance

In a 2-1 vote the Board of Commissioners says county resources cannot be used to enforce state or federal gun laws adopted after February Berschauer Kulla Starrett In late March the Oregon Senate passed Senate Bill 554, which bans guns from state buildings and allows local governments, universities, public school districts and other jurisdictions to designate structures as public buildings, ban those with concealed handgun licenses from entering those buildings while armed and cite those who do so unlawfully. The bill has been forwarded to the Oregon House for consideration. A few days later the Oregon House introduced House Bill 2510, which would require that guns be stored with trigger or cable locks, in a locked container or in a gun room. Someone found to be in violation of the law could be charged with a Class C violation and ordered to pay a maximum fine of $500, unless someone younger than age 18 obtains access to an unsecured firearm, in which case it would amount to a Class A violation with a maximum fine of $2,000. Less than a week later, the Yamhill County Board of Commissioners voted 2-1 to adopt a so-called Second Amendment sanctuary ordinance forbidding county agents from administering any state gun laws passed after February of this year, including SB 554 and HB 2510. Commissioners Mary Starrett and Lindsay Berschauer, who pushed for adoption of the resolution from the outset, voted in favor. Commissioner Casey Kulla voted against the ordinance, which will become effective […]

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