Nye County Commission demands lawmakers 'cease any action' restricting Second Amendment rights

Nye County Commission demands lawmakers ‘cease any action’ restricting Second Amendment rights

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Nye County commissioners are formally demanding that Nevada lawmakers “cease any action restricting the Right of the People to keep and bear arms,” and say bills lawmakers propose along those lines “will not be tolerated.” Commissioners unanimously passed the resolution during their regularly scheduled meeting in Tonopah on Monday. The measure also demands that Gov. Steve Sisolak veto any measure infringing on Second Amendment rights. “Elected officials take an oath of office to support the Constitutions of Nevada and the United States,” Don Turner, president of the Nevada Firearms Coalition, said in a statement, “and these statements reaffirm to the Nevada Legislature, that oath of office.” The resolution comes a week after Nye County Sheriff Sharon Wehrly announced she would not be enforcing a newly passed law requiring background checks on almost all private party gun sales and transfers signed into law by Sisolak last month. The measure won’t take effect until Jan. 2, 2020. Six other sheriffs have made similar declarations, according to the firearms coalition. The Elko Daily Free Press reported last week that the Elko County Commission will consider a resolution at its March 20 meeting that would essentially declare that the county would not enforce the background check law. Elko County Sheriff Aitor Narvaiza told the paper that other rural counties, including White Pine, Eureka, Douglas, and Lander, will also be expressing their disagreement with the law. The resolution describes “infringements” on 2nd Amendment rights to include “any laws that deny due process for the […]

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