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Navajo County vows to resist 'unconstitutional' federal gun laws

• White Mountain Independent

The resolution says the county and the Sheriff's Department will not use "any personnel or financial resources to enforce, administer or cooperate with any act, law, treaty, order, rule or regulation of the United States Government that is inconsistent with any law of this State regarding the regulations of firearms."

The resolution cites the state's recent passage of House Bill 2111, which prohibits police and sheriff's personnel from enforcing federal gun laws deemed to violate the Second Amendment. Local police would presumably still have to enforce state laws concerning firearms.

The resolution effectively adds Navajo County to the growing list of Second Amendment sanctuary counties and cities, resolved to pick and chose which federal laws concerning gun ownership to enforce.

Amid a string of mass shootings and rising homicide rates, the Biden administration has appealed to Congress to enact a series of new gun control measures. Proposed measures include:

• Requiring background checks for people who buy guns at gun shows

• Including "boyfriends" in the group of people who can lose their right to own a gun if convicted of stalking

• Banning assault weapons and high capacity magazines

• Repealing gun manufacturers immunity from liability in certain circumstances

• Investing in community violence interventions

• Expanding "red-flag" laws, which would make it possible for police to temporarily confiscate the guns of someone who poses a danger to themselves or others pending a full court hearing

• Requiring serial numbers on parts now often assembled into unregistered "ghost guns"

• Limiting sales of things like high-capacity magazines and stabilizing braces that effective turn a pistol into a short-barreled rifle

• Issuing an annual reporting on efforts to limit gun trafficking