GRANTS PASS, Ore. (Aug. 1, 2018) – Last week, the Josephine County, Oregon, Board of Commissioners unanimously passed an ordinance that will end local enforcement of some state and federal gun control laws.
Commissioner Simon Hare introduced the Josephine County Firearms Ordinance. The new law bars any county law enforcement agency from using public funds, tax dollars or personnel “for the purpose of investigating, detecting, apprehending, or incarcerating persons whose only violation of law is that they carry, manufacture, import, possess, purchase, sell or transfer firearms or firearm related items.” It applies the same prohibition to “investigating, detecting, apprehending, or incarcerating persons whose only violation of law is that they fail to secure, lock, register, or report the loss or theft of firearms or firearm related items.”
This prohibition of enforcement applies to both federal and state laws currently on the books, and would also apply to any gun control laws passed in the future.
This ordinance will end county enforcement of some federal firearms laws already on the books. For instance, under the Gun Control Act of 1968, it is illegal for an unlicensed individual to transfer a firearm to somebody out of state. It also places …
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