Kamiah council considers Second Amendment sanctuary city resolution

Stories in this Regional News Roundup are excerpted from weekly newspapers from around the region. This is part one, with part two set to appear in Sunday’s Tribune. KAMIAH — At the Jan. 27 meeting of the Kamiah City Council, member Stephen Rowe proposed a Second Amendment sanctuary city resolution for the city of Kamiah. Rowe said that he is concerned that the new presidential administration will restrict guns and he wants to protect people’s gun rights in Kamiah. The examples he used were potential limits on magazine size and putting red flag laws in place. In the case of red flag laws, Rowe said they allow for “taking guns away from people who have not committed a crime.” Rowe explained he wants Kamiah to prohibit restrictions on Second Amendment rights. He got the idea from the city of Kuna, which recently enacted a Second Amendment sanctuary city resolution. The language of the proposed resolution was not available from the city of Kamiah, pending legal review. A review of the Jan. 5 Kuna City Council meeting minutes found they passed a resolution “declaring the city of Kuna, Idaho, to be a Second Amendment sanctuary city.” Council President Dan Millward, council member Genese Simler and Mayor Betty Heater all expressed their support of guns and Second Amendment rights. “We’ve got to be really careful before we do anything like this,” Millward said. Heater said she had spoken at length to Lewis County Sheriff Jason Davis about this earlier in the […]

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