by WJAC Staff
13 Feb 2020
CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa. (WJAC) — The Cambria County commissioners passed a resolution Thursday supporting the Second Amendment.
Commissioner Tom Chernisky says every law-abiding citizen has a right to bear arms and not have that right infringed upon.
“We were approached about it and we were asked, and it was a no-brainer,” says Chernisky. “We believe in the right to bear arms, we believe in the Second Amendment and it was the proper thing to do.”
The resolution references an article in the Pennsylvania Constitution saying no one should be questioned about that right.
One local gun shop owner says he’s pleased with the resolution.
“It was good to hear from the board,” says Patrick Bailor. “The board said they support the Second Amendment — don’t support any infringement on the Second Amendment, so that makes me feel a little more at ease. Hopefully we can continue that through the state of Pennsylvania.”
A big discussion at the meeting was over red flag laws, which allow police or family members to petition a state court to order the temporary removal of firearms from a person who may present a danger to others or themselves.
The commissioners said that’s out of their control.