Second Amendment workshop slated

Second Amendment workshop slated

Gun Rights

Curry County commissioners will hold a work session April 24 to address a citizen-driven proposal for a Second Amendment Sanctuary Ordinance (SASO) that would nullify any future laws restricting guns and ammunition. The workshop is slated for 6 p.m. in the commissioner hearing room in the Annex Building on Moore Street in Gold Beach. The ordinance was initially proposed by a group from Coos County that is attempting to get similar legislation on the books throughout Oregon — by ordinance or through the ballot box — to protect Second Amendment rights from overreach by the state or federal governments. “My rights as an American are non-negotiable,” Rob Taylor of Bandon told commissioners at an earlier meeting. “These laws are wholly unacceptable, wholly unnecessary, wholly irresponsible. “It’s not the federal laws we have a problem with,” he said. “It’s the state laws we have a problem with. This is a directive (saying) the county will not cooperate with any state or federal laws concerning firearms or firearms accessories.” A previous board of commissioners in 2016 approved an ordinance that emphasized their support of the Second Amendment despite some concerns that when they were sworn into office they already promised to uphold the U.S. and state constitutions. This proposal goes further. As written, the ordinance presented by the group would declare Curry County a Second Amendment Sanctuary county, and any attempt to limit the sales and registrations of firearms and their accessories would be prohibited. The document notes the nation’s founders […]

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