Supervisors approve Second Amendment Sanctuary resolution

Supervisors approve Second Amendment Sanctuary resolution

A near capacity crowd was in attendance at the September 13 Board of Supervisors meeting. John Klotzbach Photo INDEPENDENCE – The Board of Supervisors chambers were standing room only on Monday as the body was there to discuss a resolution making Buchanan County a Second Amendment Sanctuary. Chairman Clayton Ohrt stated he placed the item on the agenda after being contacted by several people and organizations in favor of the status. He began the discussion by reading a letter. “I would like to start off this morning by reading a very touching letter the supervisors got,” Ohrt said, adding he would not mention the author’s name, but knew he was a veteran. The letter stated the author served in the infantry in Iraq. The author recalled leaving weapons in Iraqi homes for the occupants to protect themselves. The author was concerned that people of the “friendly Midwest” take their freedoms for granted. The person was also concerned about the lack of sheriff’s deputies and their equipment. “To think elected officials and law officers can be everywhere at one time and help is dangerous,” Ohrt read. “The current state of world events show no better proof. I will not depend on anyone else with lesser knowledge, equipment, or experience to protect my family’s life or my own.” The letter summed up the author’s appreciation for all who have and will serve in the military and asked the supervisors to approve the resolution. “I served with these men, make them proud […]

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