Group pushing to make Jefferson County, Ohio a Second Amendment sanctuary county

Group pushing to make Jefferson County, Ohio a Second Amendment sanctuary county

FILE – In this Feb. 19, 2021, file photo, firearms are displayed at a gun shop in Salem, Ore. The first legal test of whether a wave of U.S. counties can legally declare themselves "Second Amendment Sanctuaries," and refuse to enforce certain gun laws is playing out in a rural Oregon logging county. The measure Columbia County voters narrowly approved last year bans local officials from enforcing most federal and state gun laws, which includes things like universal background checks or any prohibition on carrying guns. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky, File) JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ohio ( WTOV ) — The Second Amendment Group of Jefferson County, Ohio showed why their name is fitting on Thursday. Close to ten members of the group, including President Bill Powers, were present at the commissioner’s meeting to try and make Jefferson a sanctuary county. In short, a Second Amendment sanctuary county means law changes in the future regarding gun control wouldn’t affect Jefferson County’s rules on the matter. Today, we wanted to make sure that our commissioners understood how important it is for us to go by the Second Amendment,” Powers said. With more than 500 signatures from across the county, Powers, who is a local gun shop owner, a former police officer, and a Vietnam veteran, claimed that the crime rate in large cities such as Chicago has no correlation with gun possession. Powers’ ultimate motivation is self-defense in all locations because, he says, nowhere is safe. There’s 61 percent of the counties in […]

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