Commissioners declare Weber County a ‘Second Amendment Sanctuary’

Commissioners declare Weber County a ‘Second Amendment Sanctuary’

OGDEN, Utah (ABC4) – Weber County has become a ‘Second Amendment sanctuary’ after a resolution was approved by the county commissioners on Tuesday. While the exact impacts of the measure, which you can read below, are unclear, Weber County becomes the fourth Utah county to declare itself a sanctuary in regards to gun laws. County Commissioner chair Jim Harvey thanked County Sheriff Ryan Arbon for his support of the resolution. “He’s assured me that his office will be our guardians of the Constitution and our guardians of the Second Amendment rights,” Harvey commented during the meeting . The Weber County Sheriff’s Office says the “resolution is meant to protect the rights of every citizen to bear arms.” After the meeting, Sheriff Arbon released a statement , saying, “Protecting the rights of Weber County residents is of the utmost importance and top priority for our office. As guardians of the US Constitution, it is our duty to protect our county and [its] citizens in all capacities, including the right to bear arms.” Earlier in the meeting, some community members expressed concerns about the government’s approach regarding safeguards against the spread of COVID-19. County Commissioner Gage Froerer alluded to those comments in regards to the declaration. “I think this gives us the opportunity for a county to be forward-thinking and making sure that the public totally understands that when it comes to personal freedoms, the county cannot take a back seat to protect those individual rights,” says Froerer. The declaration, which […]

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