Gun-rights sanctuary pitch shot down

Gun-rights sanctuary pitch shot down

Gun Rights

Patriot Prayer founder Joey Gibson tells Washougal City Council members, during their Feb. 25 meeting, he is concerned that veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder will have their guns taken away without due process. Gibson hopes to visit all of the city councils in Clark County and put pressure on Sheriff Chuck Atkins to not enforce I-1639, a November 2018 voter-approved ballot measure that strengthened the state’s gun safety laws. Eric Hargrave, owner of the Washougal-based retail firearms business, Limitless America, speaks in favor of a resolution that asks Washougal city councilors to declare the city a "Second Amendment sanctuary city," to protect people’s right to keep and bear arms, while also making a statement that no sheriff, police chief, agent, employee or official of their respective jurisdictions enforce any act, order, rule, law or regulation ‘repugnant’ to the right to keep and bear arms. (Post-Record file photo) Washougal’s city attorney has shot holes in a request for the city council to form a “Second Amendment sanctuary city” and refuse to enforce the gun-safety measures passed by Washington state and Clark County voters in November 2018 through Initiative 1639 (I-1639). In a memo sent to Washougal City Manager David Scott and Washougal City Council members, Ken Woodrich, the city’s attorney, says going ahead with the “sanctuary city” request from citizens who rallied at a Washougal gun shop with members of the right-wing Patriot Prayer and “Three Percenters” groups the day before approaching the city council on Feb. 25 would put […]

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