Cambria County Commissioners pass resolution expressing support of Second Amendment

The Cambria County Board of Commissioners on Thursday passed a resolution expressing their support of the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution, which protects “the right of the people to keep and bear arms.”

In the resolution, Commissioners Thomas C. Chernisky, B.J. Smith and Scott W. Hunt expressed “their deep commitment to the rights of the law-abiding citizens of Cambria County to keep and bear arms,” their “opposition to any law that is found unconstitutional under the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution” and their intent to “oppose, within the limits of the Constitutions of the United States and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, any efforts to unconstitutionally restrict such rights.”…

The impetus behind the resolution was a recent movement by a gun-rights group, the Gun Owners of America, to push counties across Pennsylvania to declare themselves “Second Amendment sanctuary counties” and pass ordinances preventing county resources from being used to support federal or state laws that restrict the Second Amendment unconstitutionally. Hunt said the commissioners recently received a petition supporting such a move.

Such ordinances “typically prevent the enforcement and expenditure of funds for various gun control proposals, such as emergency protection orders, gun bans, registration schemes, enforcement of gun background checks and red flag laws,” Val Finnell, Pennsylvania director for the Gun Owners of America, wrote in a post on the group’s website…

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