Voters in Coos County to decide fate of Second Amendment sanctuary ordinance

Voters in Coos County to decide fate of Second Amendment sanctuary ordinance

<p>Voters in Coos County will be deciding the fate of Measure 6-181, a Second Amendment sanctuary ordinance, in the 2020 election. (SBG){/p} COOS COUNTY, Ore. — Voters in Coos County will be deciding the fate of a Second Amendment sanctuary ordinance. We looked into what this measure aims to do, and whether it would actually have any impact. Measure 6-181 is aimed at keeping Coos County officials from enforcing any laws that restrict the right to keep and bear arms. "This bill helps protect laws that protect your right to self defense," says Coos County resident Rob Taylor. Taylor says the measure was made to counter the Oregon’s Red Flag Law . "They violate peoples right by being able to come into a person’s house, take a person’s gun based on a complaint and then that person has to prove themselves innocent to get their guns back," says Taylor. For example, the ordinance would prohibit officials from enforcing laws that prohibit carrying a concealed weapon. Measures that prevent the mentally ill from owning a gun would also not be enforced. "This law is unique because if any county employee violates a person’s Second Amendment right they will face a fine and a penalty up to a Class A misdemeanor," Taylor says. But Coos County Sheriff Craig Zanni doesn’t believe the sanctuary ordinance would affect his office if it passes. "It makes a nice statement about leaving law abiding citizens alone, but I do not believe it is enforceable," Sheriff […]

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