Noble County adopts 2nd Amendment support resolution

Noble County adopts 2nd Amendment support resolution

But that’s the extent of the action taken by the county, as commissioners stopped short of enacting any type of sanctuary status for firearms or directives to law enforcement not to enforce certain gun laws. Back in February, the commissioners heard from Scott Peters of the Noble County 2nd Amendment Sanctuary Movement group, who approached the board about passing an ordinance to declare Noble County a sanctuary against what he felt like were encroaching gun control restrictions nationally. 300×250 image ad Peters had presented some potential drafts of ordinances he found online, asking the commissioners if they would support such a measure. On the initial read, commissioners, Noble County Sheriff Max Weber and attorney Dennis Graft spotted some red flags in the drafts Peters brought, so while they didn’t take any action immediately, they pledged to work on the matter further and consider something that would work for both sides. One matter of concern for the county was the potential liability of more overt sanctuary measures. Groups are seeking pledges for local officers not to enforce gun measures that go counter to the U.S. Constitution, although it’s generally not within the expertise of local law enforcement to make interpretations of the constitutional law. In working on the issue over the past three months, Graft presented a resolution for the commissioners to consider Monday. “We had a very good discussion with the people who were up here supporting the proposed sanctuary ordinance,” Commissioner Gary Leatherman said. “Basically what we’ve decided […]

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