Commissioners unanimously passed a resolution on June 28 calling on federal and state legislators to pass more effective gun control laws.
Commissioner Justin Flippen said “enough is enough” and that it was past time for state and federal officials to take action. “Silence equals death.”
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Mayor Gary Resnick reiterated the fact that he and other commissioners could be fined and removed from office, per state statute, by the governor if they tried to regulate the manufacture, sale, or distribution of firearms. Any local laws passed can also be nullified by the legislature.
But one resident wanted the commission to try anyway. “Just try ‘em out. Make it an ordinance. See what they do,” said Mike Burke.