Idaho County Commission not pursuing Second Amendment Sanctuary status

Idaho County Commission not pursuing Second Amendment Sanctuary status

Skip Brandt GRANGEVILLE — Although a handful of Idaho cities has adopted Second Amendment Sanctuary resolutions — and the city of Kamiah is now considering it — the Idaho County Commission on Tuesday turned down a suggestion that the county follow suit. Commission Chairman Skip Brandt said during the commission’s regular weekly meeting that he had considered bringing up the issue a few years ago, but he changed his mind after the Idaho Legislature passed a law in 2014 — Senate Bill 1332 — making Idaho a Second Amendment Sanctuary entity. “Idaho as a whole has already taken care of that,” Brandt said. “So I don’t know why we would want to double the effort.” Idaho County Sheriff Doug Ulmer said he has fielded inquiries from people who would like to see the county become a Second Amendment Sanctuary. “If we did it, I don’t know what it would harm,” Ulmer said, adding that he would defer to the commissioners’ decision. A growing number of states, counties, cities and towns, including Kuna, Eagle, Star and Gooding in Idaho, are declaring themselves Second Amendment Sanctuaries, stating they would refuse to enforce gun-control laws that infringe on the constitutional right to keep and bear arms. The Idaho Second Amendment Alliance is an organization of such entities that advertises itself as a “no compromise gun rights organization. We do not believe in trading one right in exchange for others to achieve partial liberty. We fight very hard for 100 percent firearms freedom […]

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