Weber County commissioners declare the county a 2nd Amendment ‘sanctuary’

Weber County commissioners declare the county a 2nd Amendment 'sanctuary'

Hand guns for sale in the sporting goods department at Smith & Edward in Ogden in February 2018. Weber County commissioners on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, approved a resolution declaring the county a Second Amendment "sanctuary." The commissioners are shown at the Weber Center in Ogden in this Jan. 29, 2020, photo, from left, Jim Harvey, Gage Froerer and Scott Jenkins. OGDEN — Stemming from apparent concerns among some about a possible crackdown on gun ownership, Weber County Commissioners have declared the county a Second Amendment "sanctuary." "There are genuine concerns out there with people fearing the federal government is going to enact a law that allows confiscation of guns," said Weber County Sheriff Ryan Arbon , who helped craft the resolution. The tangible impact of the measure isn’t crystal clear. Weber County joins Utah, Wayne and Uintah counties in Utah in declaring sanctuary status with regard to gun laws, according to press reports. Arbon, though, said passage of the resolution sends a message that Weber County is solidly behind protecting gun rights as outlined in the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Law enforcement officials across the country typically take an oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution, including the Second Amendment, but gun rights defenders in some U.S. locales question the commitment of their law enforcement reps to the issue, Arbon said. "I believe that they want something more, to say, ‘You said, you promised.’ I do believe that this is good in that it’ll bring peace to […]

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