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Bannock County becomes Protected Second Amendment County

BANNOCK COUNTY, Idaho (KIFI) - One local county has made a stance on the second amendment loud and clear.

Bannock County Commissioners signed a resolution Tuesday declaring Bannock County to be a Protected Second Amendment County.

The resolution will protect community members from the confiscation of their guns and ammunition by the federal government.

The commissioners also say they support the discretion of the Bannock County sheriff in refusing any federal mandate that infringes on the second amendment rights of the Bannock County community.

"What this resolution does is it allows us to work with the sheriff and support him and his decisions to enforce rules and laws as he sees appropriate for our county," Commissioner Jeff Hough said.

The resolution corresponds with Bingham County's decision to become a Protected Second Amendment County on Feb. 9.

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  1. One county is good, more than one is better, but we need states, and we need a lot of states at least over 50 percent to sign on to the same belief. That will put a crimp in the US gov’t.
    But in reality, as with the 55 mph speed limits back in the 60s, the Feds will resort to blackmail to change laws.
    Best thing the USA can do is stop electing anti-2nd amendment morons to DC.

  2. Look, folks; even though I haven’t fired a weapon in a couple of decades now, I am a HUGE proponent of the 2nd Amendment–or at least what the years since the GCA of 1968 have LEFT us of it–for American citizens.
    However, what Bannock County’s Commissioners have done is that (in politics, not nearly so ‘rare’ as in real life!) combination of self-aggrandizing and chest-thumping at a level that would reduce a low-land gorilla to tears!
    If/when the BATF&E agents move in, these political silverbacks will (A) change their PANTS and then (B) offer their humble assistance, as in “Is there anything we can do to HELP your agents? Sir?
    Note to Bannock–and County Commissioners EVERWHERE: You may BE ‘big cats’, but only so long as you stay in your own sandbox! Step outside of it and you become FOOD for the tigers! 😉

  3. I agree with J Weld. We need numerous states to pass Second Amendment protection policies. It’s a fallacy that the guns are at fault. Those pulling the trigger are responsible. We don’t ban cars because 37,133 people died in vehicle accidents in 2017. “In 2017, the most recent year for which complete data is available, 39,773 people died from gun-related injuries in the U.S., according to the CDC. This figure includes gun murders and gun suicides, along with three other, less common types of gun-related deaths tracked by the CDC: those that were unintentional, involved law enforcement or whose circumstances could not be determined.” Pew Research Center. When you remove the amount of the gun murders in New York, Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia and other Democrat controlled cities, which would occur because of gang violence and the devaluing of life in the inner city, there were most likely quite a few more fatalities due to car accidents.

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