On February 9, 2021, the County Commission of Bingham County, Idaho passed a resolution declaring their county to be a “PROTECTED SECOND AMENDMENT COUNTY.” This resolution was passed after debate about whether or not the term “Sanctuary” should be used and whether the resolution included things other than firearms, like ammunition, attachments, accessories, and magazines. In the end, the resolution passed. You can find the signed resolution below.

Verification Citation/Source: Bingham County, ID – County Commissioners
Resolution date passed: 09 Feb 2021
Vote Count: Unanimous


BINGHAM COUNTY

RESOLUTION NO. 2021-09

A RESOLUTION DECLARING BINGHAM COUNTY, IDAHO, TO BE A PROTECTED SECOND AMENDMENT COUNTY

WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Bingham County deems it necessary and desirable to protect the rights of the citizens of Bingham County, Idaho, concerning the rights granted to those citizens under the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution and under the Constitution of the State of Idaho, Article I, Section 11;

WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Bingham County has reviewed the potential risk of the Federal Government enacting such laws, policies, statutes or standards that would potentially infringe on the rights of the citizens of Bingham County to possess firearms, ammunition, magazines or firearm accessories;

WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Bingham County finds that it is in the interest of the citizens of Bingham County to disallow the confiscation of firearms, ammunition, magazines or firearm accessories at the county level, except those actually used in the commission of a felony under Idaho law or those that are in the possession of a convicted felon as defined under Idaho laws, or those possessed in conflict with a valid court order issued pursuant to Idaho Code §§18-920 and 39-6310;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Bingham County that we oppose any enactment of Federal mandate, be it by way of statute, policy, laws or standards, that will infringe on the right of Bingham County citizens given to them under the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution and the Constitution of the State of Idaho, Article I, Section 11, and in Idaho Code;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Board of County Commissioners of Bingham County supports and recognizes the discretion of the Bingham County Sheriff’s Office to refuse to enforce any potential Federal mandate, be it by way of statute, policy, laws or standards that infringe on the right of Bingham County citizens given to them under the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution and the Constitution of the State of Idaho, Article I, Section 11 and in Idaho Code;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Board of County Commissioners of Bingham County commits not to support, financially or otherwise, any enforcement of any new federal law, statute, policy or standard that will infringe upon the rights of the citizens of Bingham County that are granted upon them through the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States and furthermore granted by Article I, Section 11 of the Constitution of the State of Idaho and in Idaho Code, additionally we fully support the enforcement of Idaho Code §18-3315B.


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