County Commissioners overstep

Gun regulations seems to be a divisive issue in our county; however, it is not really that divisive nationally. An overwhelming majority of citizens support common sense measures to keep guns out of the hands of those who have no business owning them. Let us be clear about what the President has done via executive order. He has banned “ghost guns” and stabilizing braces. These guns can be put together via mail order with no registration number or background checks. Biden also has asked Congress to pass legislation to tightening background checks. He called again for a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines and remove liability protections for gun makers. These measures are also hugely supported by the public. Even most gun owners support these measures.

With all this in mind, I can only surmise that the Washington County declared as a “Second Amendment Sanctuary” means we are welcoming into our midst folks with military weapons, militia members and unstable people with dangerous weapons.

The President and citizens supporting reasonable gun regulations are not after the second amendment, they simply want a safer community to live in without fear of being gunned down while shopping by a severely troubled person with an assault weapon. Come on County Commissioners, think an issue through before making sweeping declarations with no vote by the residence. Gee, wouldn’t it have been appropriate for the voters to weigh in on an important decision that will affect all of us? Commissioners, your time would be better spent concentrating on the many issues you need to deal with locally.

Debra Miller



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