By Nicole Montesano • Staff Writer • 

County moves toward gun sanctuary

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Comments

Rotwang

Good news!

EMSB

A complete waste. Especially when the two top law enforcement officials in the county recommend against it. We are now and will continue to be the laughing stock of the state. A new paint job isn't the only thing the courthouse needs.

madmacs

As we struggle to get the population vaccinated so we can get back to normalcy and save lives, this is how these two choose to expend their efforts. Elect stupid people and you get stupid government.

tagup

Mad- when the Commission liaison for County Health & Human services Dept. won’t wear a mask or advocate their use and has stated she is not a fan of vaccination, I think it’s unlikely that there will be much help expediting the vaccine process for the public....

hikerboy

You would think the county has more pressing needs than this....

Rotwang

Right, rather than defending basic rights, you need your miles-long trail, which will become a giant campground for transients.

tagup

Rot- the only way to truly protect your rights is through legislation. This ordinance Is a temporary solution at best as it can be withdrawn by the next group of commissioners whenever they wish. I personally think that the sanctuary idea is unenforceable as the county commission has no authority over other elected officials. It is therefore is a waste of time and county resources. This is an obvious political stunt that puts law enforcement in a jam, and it is unlikely to impact your rights in any significant way.

In regard to your other point, I think it’s highly unlikely that transients would choose a location that is so far from the services available in town.

Rotwang

Tagup, they began camping last year on Old Sheridan past the grange hall. That is quite a ways from anything available in town.

Rumpelstilzchen

Best to face the reality of the current majority. Let’s get it passed, then forget about it like everywhere else this nonsense has been introduced.

Our sheriff and other law enforcement will continue to do their constitutional duty. And that most certainly does not include pre-empting the state legislature or playing Supreme Court, both things which two of our commissioners mistakenly think they are competent to do.

And since the ordinance was specifically written to ward off fictional future oppression, not any present laws, there won‘t be a flood of desperate 2nd Amendment refugees seeking “sanctuary” in our county anytime soon.

Vet24

Thank you Lindsay and Mary. The silent majority just want our current gun rights preserved. OK with current gun laws that will continue to be enforced.

Vet24

Get onboard Commissioner Kulla and maybe you'll se some conservatives lean your way on some issue's in the future.

tagup

Kulla can see a toothless political ploy when he sees it.....

tagup

Fox 2019 Poll:
90% favor universal background checks.
81% favor taking guns from at risk individuals.
67% favored banning assault rifles.
Silent majority?....I think not....

Fletch

Tagup.
In regard to your other point, "I think it’s highly unlikely that transients would choose a location that is so far from the services available in town."

People are very resourceful. A 5 or ten minute walk or bike ride not a real deterrent.

Airman

tagup
Fox 2019 Poll:
90% favor universal background checks.
**"Already in place in most all states. There are a couple where gun show purchases can happen without a background check, but this is mostly a red herring when it comes to shootings."
81% favor taking guns from at risk individuals.
**"These laws are not well written because most of them have crappy recourse provisions in them for the individual who wrongly had their firearms taken from them by a family member, or someone else who had some sort of ridiculous unjust beef with them." Make it tough in recourse on a person who falsely accuses, they could be good...
67% favored banning assault rifles.
**"Assault rifles!! There is that red herring firearm description again that the left created. What is an assault rifle? Any gun that the left wants to describe as "LOOKING BAD"! Most of you on the left could not tell the difference between a semiautomatic rifle and a magazine fed bolt action rifle. But hey, if it's dark-in-color, long-in-length, and goes bang, bang, bang, it must have to be called something bad like an "assault rifle".
Silent majority?....I think not....

tagup

Airman - I think people know more about firearms than you give them credit for.....bottom line, gun violence is a public health crisis in our country.....
You agree universal background checks are not required everywhere
You state the “at risk “ laws are not well written.
You didn’t refute that some weapons are indeed assault rifles......and made for combat.
is your solution to do nothing?

Rotwang

Tagup, if I kicked you in the bum, I'd be doing something. But, it would be as useless as anything you're rambling about. There are countless laws right now which are not enforced. Get them enforced before you compromise basic human rights further.

tagup

As usual, if you can’t make an argument on the issues you can always fall back on threats and insults......If you wish to discuss facts....the majority of citizens in the United States favor stronger gun law.....maybe that majority is trying to defend a “basic human right” too.......the right to life.