A proposal approved by county commissioners orders local police not to enforce federal legislation they believe violates the U.S. Constitution.
The order aims to stop the
federal government from preventing residents from legally obtaining guns but would allow background checks or other safety checks.
On Monday, the commissioners unanimously approved a proposal declaring that the county will not enforce any federal regulations that infringe upon people’s right to bear arms. A similar proposal was approved by Franklin County officials this month and in other areas of the country as some local governments attempt to block or at least take a stand against new gun-control laws being discussed by national lawmakers.