Uintah County becomes the first “Sanctuary County” of the second amendment in Utah
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SALT LAKE CITY – So Uintah Guns? Because Uintah County is.
The district became the first district of Utah’s Second Amendment on Wednesday after the Uintah District Commission unanimously passed the ordinance.
“Therefore, the right to own and carry weapons is a fundamental individual right that must not be violated,” says the regulation.
The protective measures listed in the regulation do not apply to convicted felons and those who are legally prohibited from possession of firearms, the document clarified.
The ordinance is a response to Virginia’s second amendment to the constitution that the state is waging with its counties after several counties declared themselves gun sanctuaries in response to lawmakers passing a gun control measure.
While Utah is not currently fighting over amendment two issues, all three district officials said at the public meeting on Wednesday that they wanted Uintah County to be proactive and lead the rest of the state on the matter.
The legislature in Utah began on Monday.
Uintah County ordinance states that any “illegal act” that violates a law-abiding citizen’s right to bear arms is void in the county, including any taxes or fees on firearms or ammunition that “not all other goods and services are common “.
In addition, the regulation restricts the registration or tracking of firearms beyond what is required at the point of sale. Anything that prohibits the authorized person from possessing or using a firearm is also considered illegal under the regulation.
I’m actually a little sad that we have to do this, but I think it’s necessary.
–Bill Stringer, Uintah District Commissioner
“I am actually a little sad that we have to do this, but I think it is necessary,” said Commissioner Bill Stringer at the meeting.
Uintah County Sheriff Steve Labrum spoke out in favor of the ordinance on Wednesday.
“We as humans take an attitude that one of our original rights is protected,” he said. “So it is an attitude towards our federal government, our state parliaments from the left, who do not agree with it. I applaud this gentleman that he passed it today. “
In contrast to a resolution, the regulation has legal weight. Anyone who breaks the law can be charged with an offense under the district law, according to district officials.
Officials noted that it would take 15 days from Wednesday for the regulation to take effect.
Ultimately, district officials said they wanted to stand up for the civil rights listed in the U.S. Constitution.