Gun rights group seeks ordinance

Gun rights group seeks ordinance

Gun Rights

Picasa A growing wave of concern over the undermining of firearms owners’ Constitutional rights reached the Indiana County Court House on Wednesday, when representatives of the Indiana County Second Amendment Sanctuary group asked the county commissioners to stand with them. The talk among the residents and the commissioners was not confrontational but concluded with Commissioners Robin Gorman and Sherene Hess — in the absence of Chairman Michael Keith — making clear that they would not hastily commit the county to a formal position on the issue. Greg Cornman, of Blairsville, led off the contingent of gun owners, who had been among scores of sportsmen and others who attended the Second Amendment Sanctuary group’s meeting over the weekend at an outdoorsmen’s club in White Township. Tom Short and Frank Renosky followed Cornman in asking the commissioners to adopt an ordinance that would prohibit the county from taking part in, or especially expending public money on, any restriction of firearms that would violate the Second Amendment. To an extent, the commissioners — Gorman, a Republican who promoted her position as a sportsman and firearm owner in her campaign for election last year, and Hess, a Democrat — carefully worded their basic agreement with the residents that the Second Amendment and its corresponding provision in the Pennsylvania Constitution are indeed the law of the land. “The ordinance would just defend our legal rights as law-abiding citizens who have guns — and we don’t want to be the only county that doesn’t say […]

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