SASO gun ordinance

SASO gun ordinance

Gun Rights

County commissioners have put on hold discussion about a citizen-proposed ordinance gun proponents say is needed in Curry County to protect Second Amendment rights from overreach by the state or federal governments. Commissioners sounded supportive of the measure in February, and more hesitant in last Wednesday’s regular business meeting. They also noted that the main proponent of the issue has died. As written, the ordinance presented by the group would declare Curry County a Second Amendment Sanctuary county, an attempt at prohibiting any future law that would in any way limit sale and registration of firearms and their accessories. “I’m concerned about this issue as a whole,” Commissioner Sue Gold said in a board meeting Wednesday, questioning the liability to which the county could be exposed. “We all made an oath to uphold the Oregon and U.S. constitutions. A lot of stuff in here is totally against it. I have a problem with it in general.” Commissioner Chris Paasch, who said he is “100 percent Second Amendment” also noted that elected officials oath includes language to uphold the constitutions, and wondered if the supporters should try to get it on a ballot. A similar ordinance was approved in 2016 but commissioners then noted it could be redundant, as they had already sworn to uphold the Second Amendment when they took their oaths of office. In Salem, lawmakers are looking at several bills aimed at stopping gun violence, including limiting the allowed size of a magazine, restricting the sale of […]

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