Despite the insistence of county officials that there has been no movement on a proposed ordinance regarding the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, five speakers again brought the issue to Wednesday’s meeting of the Indiana County Board of Commissioners.

“My research describes the Second Amendment Sanctuary as a town, city or county that has adopt a resolution or ordinance rejecting the enforcement of state or federal gun laws perceived to violate the Second Amendment,” said Jeannie M. Broskey of Indiana, who expanded upon points made in her letter published Aug. 15 in the Indiana Gazette.

Broskey questioned the veracity of that insistence, saying in that letter, “I was told by a reliable source that executive sessions by Indiana County Commissioners were being held regarding a local ordinance in favor or the Second Amendment Sanctuary Act, with input (either at these meetings or via other communications) from individuals who were strongly in favor of such an ordinance.”

Members of the League of Women Voters of Indiana County also wondered about when information might be released about a proposed ordinance.

“I respectfully request the inclusion of the League of Women Voters and other community organizations in any discussion of public safety issues in Indiana County,” LWVIC President Anne Simmons said.

On the league’s website are details of a recent discussion of “Current Gun Laws in Pennsylvania,” involving Trooper Cliff Greenfield, spokesman for the Pennsylvania State Police at Troop A, Indiana.

“Susan Welsh (chair of LWVIC’s Child Advocacy Committee on Education), Kay Smith (chair of Voter Services Committee), and Susan Boser (LWVIC’s representative to [League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania’s] Government Policy Committee) have been working together to provide sources of information on firearm law, firearm deaths, and firearms safety and control,” the league said on that website. “We are not against responsible firearm ownership but are for a revaluing of public safety and public health in the face of unacceptably escalating gun deaths, gun suicides and mass shootings.”

Read more at the Indiana Gazette.

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