Needles

Courtesy of ZachNews

NEEDLES — The city of Needles has declared itself a Second Amendment sanctuary city. Supporters say the designation will exempt Needles from any restrictive gun laws that California may pass in the future, and allow the city’s laws to remain based solely on the U.S. Constitution.

The Needles City Council also voted to create a committee for the purpose of discussion and drafting of language for the proposed declaration on Tuesday.

Cities and towns across the country have begun to declare themselves as Second Amendment Sanctuary Cities, including places in Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Washington, Oregon and Illinois.

When it comes to the possibility of Lake Havasu City ever discussing the concept, Mayor Cal Sheehy believes it’s unlikely.

He says Arizona’s laws already align with the Second Amendment and the state’s general support for gun rights means there isn’t really a need for it.

A declaration of Havasu as a Second Amendment Sanctuary City has never been proposed to the City Council before, and Sheehy doesn’t think it ever will.

Sam Scarmardo, owner of Sam’s Shooters Emporium and a former City Council member, said that protecting the Second Amendment is what allows the country to protect the rest of the amendments and Bill of Rights.

He also believes that there is no need for a declaration as a Second Amendment Sanctuary City in Havasu.

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tomgarven

Forgot the link, https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/subjects/firearms_and_explosives/5966

tomgarven

For HwyRovr: While I didn't take the time to read each bill being proposed to determine which IF ANY are an attempt to take someone's guns away; a lot of action on gun control is happening. While I support 100% background checks there SEEMS to be a general trend to remove guns from society. Oh and not everyone of those individuals mentioned are old has beens. Oh wait yes they are old has beens. How about some new blood with some new ideas we can vote for.

HwyRovr

"... I didn't take the time to read each bill being proposed ..." so you have absolutely nothing to base your fear on. Not surprised. You can rest assured that were there ANY bill that contained a "hidden" anything dealing with actual gun c control the NRA - a doemestic terrorist organization - would be screaming long and loud about it. And I fully agree about new, young blood in office, particularly since the younger people (say 50 and under) are in favor to stronger gun laws.

tomgarven

I certainly don't know where you got the idea I was fearful of having my second amendment rights revoked. Don't think I ever said that and I do support 100% background checks. It would be interesting to see in writing what you support.

Proudindependent

I am curious as well, I own a multiple of guns, really don't want my neighbors owning gus that if they have one to many can fire a 100 rounds a minute, some that could travel right through my home. Have never in 60 years needed a gun to protect myself, or have ever had trouble buying amunition for myself or seen any laws that would keep me from buying a gun. I guess some interpret the 2nd ammendment as anybody should be able to buy any kind of gun they want, including military high capacity, no matter what their mental capacity is. That definitely makes me go hmmmm.

HwyRovr

Poor sad, pathetic Needles. Any - city - that doesn't have a grocery store needs to seriously look at something other than being a haven for gun nuts.

tomgarven

My guess is that the downturn in Needles is more or less caused by the revised policies of the railroads. The lesson learned is - depending on only one industry for the survival of your city is not wise. Lake Havasu City should be paying attention to what happened and place a lot more effort into diversifying our own local economy. With all of the discussion about the lack of Colorado River water in the next few years we should be planning ahead. That of course is just my opinion and you know what they say about opinions

mopeg

HwyRovr, call me a gun nut....I believe in protecting the second amendment. If we keep being invaded from the south, who knows!

HwyRovr

I am so sorry you live terrified by life. Could you please tell us who is "invading" us from the south and please do not say immigrants seeking asylum from gun nuts in their native lands?. And while you are at it tell us who is threatening your precious second amendment?

tomgarven

Mopeg: You could have listed a few people like the following who are attempting to kill the second amendment. American Politicians “I don’t believe people should be able to own guns.” President Barack Obama, during conversation with economist and author John Lott Jr. at the University of Chicago Law School in the 1990s “If I could have gotten...an outright ban – ‘Mr. and Mrs. America turn in your guns’ – I would have!” Senator Diane Feinstein, author of the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban “We’re bending the law as far as we can to ban an entirely new class of guns.” Rahm Emmanuel, President Obama's former Chief of Staff and a senior advisor to President Bill Clinton “We know that other countries, in response to one mass shooting, have been able to craft laws that almost eliminate mass shootings. Friends of ours, allies of ours — Great Britain, Australia, countries like ours. So we know there are ways to prevent it.” President Barack Obama “Banning guns addresses a fundamental right of all Americans to feel safe.” Sen. Dianne Feinstein “We cannot let a minority of people—and that’s what it is, it is a minority of people—hold a viewpoint that terrorizes the majority of people.” Hillary Clinton “When we got organized as a country, [and] wrote a fairly radical Constitution, with a radical Bill of Rights, giving radical amounts of freedom to Americans, it was assumed that Americans who had that freedom would use it responsibly...When personal freedom is being abused, you have to move to limit it.” Bill Clinton “If the personal freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution inhibit the government’s ability to govern the people, we should look to limit those guarantees.” President Bill Clinton, August 12, 1993

HwyRovr

How cool, lots and lots of quotes from years ago and each one is based on common sense. Now, tell us who EXACTLY is putting forth an actual effort to take guns away from anyone - that would be actual proposed legislation that is moving through Congress. I'll wait.

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