Yamhill County becomes Second Amendment sanctuary

Yamhill County becomes Second Amendment sanctuary

Going forward, the county will choose which gun measures it wants to enforce. YAMHILL COUNTY, Ore. — Yamhill County commissioners recently voted to make the area a Second Amendment sanctuary. What that means is that going forward, the county will choose which gun measures it wants to enforce. The commissioner who introduced the ordinance explained it to The Story with Dan Haggerty this way: “What we did is, we drew a line and said, what we would consider common sense gun regulations, up to this point, so February of 2021, will be enforced per the sheriff’s discretion,” Lindsay Berschauer said. “So, if he’s not enforcing some of those already, that’s fine. He has the discretion to do so, up until this point. But any new regulations going forward are going to be considered on a case by case basis.” To summarize, Yamhill County is good with gun laws up until last month, but everything after that can be struck down by the commission. Which was a sticking point for the one commissioner who opposed the idea. “The board of commissioners are saying, you sheriff, and you district attorney, you can’t enforce gun laws in the future that we don’t like,” Casey Kulla said. “They don’t trust future elected officials to enforce the laws the way they want them enforced. What’s my problem with that? It’s not our job.” It’s a complicated argument but it’s not new. Hundreds of communities all over the country have created these Second Amendment sanctuary […]

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