Gun ban opponents address city council

Gun ban opponents address city council

Gun Rights

Greg Pruett, president of the Idaho Second Amendment Alliance, poses for a portrait in Caldwell, Idaho, on Aug. 29. Pruett is among a myriad of Second Amendment advocates who are working to ensure gun owners’ rights are preserved despite the turmoil taking place within the National Rifle Association in the past year. (AP Photo/Lisa Marie Pane) SANDPOINT — Social media was a buzz last week with a call to action for Second Amendment defenders to attend the Sandpoint city council meeting to voice their objection to Mayor Shelby Rognstad regarding their perception that he is proposing the implementation of gun-free zones. “Shelby is trying to get more gun control laws passed, not just here in Sandpoint, but statewide,” the post said. “This socialist gun grabber needs to know the citizens are against him and his agenda!” the post said. Thirty-plus people heeded the call of which eight read from well-prepared statements voicing their opinions regarding not only the lawsuit the county has filed against the city because of the Festival at Sandpoint’s gun ban, but also about a letter and survey that Rognstad sent to other city officials in the state requesting information about like situations. One of the speakers lives in the city limits, the others live in nearby cities and either work in town or come to town to do business. Most of the messages referred to the constitution and the council’s obligation to uphold the tenets of the second amendment. Cocolalla resident, Thomas Leo said that […]

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