In far northeastern Utah, Uintah County's three commissioners voted unanimously to pass a Second Amendment sanctuary ordinance. The ordinance makes it a class B misdemeanor to enforce, among other things, "assault weapon" laws and gun registration. This ordinance goes far beyond anything seen in neighboring Nevada and kitty-corner New Mexico, which counts most rural counties as sanctuaries.
The movement is gaining traction in Utah as three anti-gun bills are being debated by the Legislature, including "red flag" laws, banning private gun sales, and firearm storage laws.
Utah County Commissioner Nathan Ivie has expressed support for a sanctuary ordinance or resolution and is working with county attorneys and Sheriff
Smith. The Juab County commission and attorney are exploring an an ordinance as well.
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