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Testify Against Josephine County Firearms Ordinance

According to a story in Friday’s Daily Courier, this Wednesday at their 9:00 am business meeting the county commissioners will be discussing an NRA-style anti-gun control Josephine County Firearms Ordinance which would prohibit the JoCo Sheriff’s Office from “investigating, detecting, apprehending or incarcerating persons whose only violation of the law is to carry, manufacture, import, possess, purchase, sell or transfer firearms or firearm-related items.”

This proposed ordinance is an effort to make an end run around possible passage of state Initiative Petition 43, which will ban the sale of certain semi-automatic weapons and high capacity magazines and require anyone who currently owns such weapons to either register them with the state or get rid of them.

According to Commissioner DeYoung, “When organizations band together and say, ‘We’re going to take your guns away,’ there’s a huge contingent in America that says, ‘No, you’re not.'”

We need people to attend to speak out against this proposed ordinance.

We need to let the county commissioners know that there’s a “huge contingent” in JoCo that says, “This proposed ordinance is not acceptable to us!”

Even if you can’t attend, you can email the commissioners:

Lily Morgan: lmorgan@co.josephine.or.us

Simon Hare: share@co.josephine.or.us
Dan DeYoung: ddeyoung@co.josephine.or.us

Note: Wednesday’s Board of County Commissioners agenda has not yet been published on the county website. Look for an updated post from me on Monday, confirming that this proposal will indeed be on the agenda this week and explaining when to arrive to hear the discussion and how and when you can sign up to give your testimony.


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