County affirms resolution recognizing 2nd Amendment

County affirms resolution recognizing 2nd Amendment

Residents of Bingham County and elected officials met on Tuesday afternoon to discuss the possibility of Bingham County becoming a 2nd Amendment sanctuary. BLACKFOOT – More than 20 people were in the Bingham County commissioners’ chambers Tuesday afternoon to discuss the possibility of Bingham County becoming a Second Amendment sanctuary as talks and concerns whirl around gun laws, ammunition, magazines, and firearm accessories. County Prosecutor Paul Rogers, Civil Attorney Chase Hendricks, and John Dewey worked to put together a proposal for the commissioners to review. Commissioners Mark Bair, Whitney Manwaring, and Jessica Lewis made it clear early that they support the rights of the residents of Bingham County, but wanted to ensure that they were not delving into a rabbit hole as they pursued the information regarding such a sanctuary. Rogers noted that he did not like the language of “sanctuary” because of the connotation that it could appear as Bingham County is trying to distance itself from the state of Idaho. Under former Gov. Butch Otter in 2014, Idaho approved a similar law that they would not impede the rights of its citizens from procuring a firearm or the size of the magazine, or any other accessory that could be placed on one. Members of the community asked to speak with the commissioners on the subject with expressing information that has been in the United States’ history including the Federalist Papers by James Madison. He expressed that he understands the Federalist Papers to include that the federal government […]

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