Lyon, Douglas Counties approve Second Amendment Resolutions

Lyon County followed Douglas, Nye and Elko Counties in passing a resolution in support of the Second Amendment. The Lyon County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution supporting the Second Amendment at its meeting on Thursday.

Nye County Commission, Douglas, Elko and Lyon Counties have passed resolutions to inform the 80th (2019) Session of the Nevada State Legislature of their opposition to the passage of any bill that restricts the individual rights of U.S. Citizens as Protected by Section 11 of the Nevada Constitution and the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution.

Nye County’s resolution was passed on March 11, Douglas County’s resolution was passed March 13 and Elko County’s resolution was passed on March 20.

Lyon County has joining other rural Nevada counties in a “Second Amendment Sanctuary County” movement in response to the passage of SB143, which Gov. Steve Sisolak signed into law.

The board passed resolution 2019-06 which states: Resolution of the Lyon County Board of Commissioners stating its support for the right to bear arms and opposition to laws which restrict the individual rights of United States citizens as protected by the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution and Article I Section II of the Constitution of the State of Nevada.

The Lyon County Board also discussed another resolution on Thursday which stated: A resolution informing the 80th (2019) session of the Nevada State Legislature that the Lyon County Board of County Commissioners opposes any state legislation which exceeds federal firearm transfer requirements and/or infringes on the U.S. Constitution and/or Article 1, Section 11 of the Constitution of the State of Nevada.

Lyon County Manager Jeff Page said the board discussed both resolutions but decided to vote just on Resolution 2019-06. The board passed that resolution unanimously 5-0.

Resolution 2019-06 goes on to state in 2016 Lyon County voters overwhelmingly opposed State Question No. 1, which thanks in large part to Clark County, was approved at the state level. But then-Gov. Brian Sandoval and Attorney General Adam Laxalt took a position Question 1 couldn’t be enacted.

The Democratic-led Legislature, though, passed SB143 calling for expanded background checks and the legislation was signed into law by Sisolak.


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