Voters in Oregon’s Columbia and Umatilla counties passed Second Amendment Sanctuary Ordinances during the November 3 elections.
KGW8 reports that the ordinances “are intended to prevent county officials from enforcing most state, federal, and local firearm regulations, like background checks, firearm registration or tracking, and laws regarding open or concealed carry, among others.”
The wording in the Columbia County ordinance — Measure 5-278 — also says, “This ordinance would prevent Columbia County and its employees from devoting resources or participating in any way in the enforcement of any law or regulation that affected an individual’s right to keep and bear arms, firearm accessories, or ammunition.”
Sixty-two percent of Umatilla voters supported passage of the Second Amendment Sanctuary Ordinance while 50.78 percent voted for passage in Columbia County.
In the Spring of 2019, 25 of New Mexico’s 33 counties declared Second Amendment status in opposition to a gun control push by Democrat Gov.