Second Amendment protesters interrupt Otter Tail County meeting

Second Amendment protesters interrupt Otter Tail County meeting

Government and Politics A group had gathered inside and outside the courthouse in Fergus Falls, wanting that the county hear their request to provide additional protections for gun owners Second Amendment protesters interrupted the Otter Tail County Commission meeting in Fergus Falls on Tuesday, Sept. 28, demanding that the county hear their request to provide additional protections for gun owners — a move that commissioners said would not change the freedom to bear arms in the county. “You are there to represent us, we, the people,” said a woman who did not identify herself and who said her group has tried unsuccessfully to get on the county’s agenda. “And it’s not your obligation to ignore us.” She interrupted the county attorney, Michelle Eldien, who was attempting to respond, and Board Chairman Lee Rogness threatened to call her out of order if she did not allow Eldien to speak. Halfway through the woman’s comments, the county’s video livestream of the meeting stopped working and didn’t pick up again until the protesters left the room. County chairman Lee Rogness had indicated before the meeting started the commission was experiencing technical difficulties with the livestream feed, and county spokesperson Shannon Terry said that the lapse in coverage was caused by a technical failure and not by a decision to cut the feed. Terry said that the group had members inside and outside the courtroom and that they were demonstrating peacefully. For more than a year, a group of Otter Tail County residents […]

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