Many of the Second Amendment Sanctuary resolutions are nothing more than a blanket statement of support for the Second Amendment and displeasure with the new gun control laws (namely banning private sales under the guise of universal background checks and “red flag” laws).
If you think you won’t get red flagged or in trouble for privately selling or transferring a gun, think again.
Only Elko and Nye County have passed ordinances with teeth that limit the ability of county officers to enforce the law. Both Sheriff Narvaiza and Wehrly are (ostensibly) not enforcing the laws (so they say). Esmeralda County
Douglas County Resolution (paywall, use reader view)
Elko County Resolution will not enforce
Eureka County Resolution
Humboldt County Resolution
Lander County Resolution
Lander County meeting minutes
Lyon County Resolution
NOW. THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Nye County, Nevada: That the Board of County Commissioners hereby expresses its intent to uphold the Second Amendment rights of the citizens of Nye County and its intent that public funds of the County not be used to restrict Second Amendment rights or to aid in the unnecessary and unconstitutional restriction of the rights under the Second Amendment of the citizens of Nye County to bear arms;
Both Lincoln County (3/18/19) and White Pine County (3/15/19) passed resolutions, but they are not available online at this time.
I would only comfortably call Nye County “safe” for private gun sales between non-criminals (friends) and Elko County as a close second, because Sheriff Narvaiza’s statements aren’t as clear as Sheriff Wehrly’s.
None of this means that the sheriffs or local police (or state agencies) won’t enforce the laws.
Until counties actively defy, ignore, and nullify laws the resolutions are just feel-good statements meant to appease the public and defy the corruption in Carson City.
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