Who is being misleading? Measure 29-161 Does NOT Protect Second Amendment

www.tillamookcountypioneer.net

Dear Editor,

I take issue with the following points made in a northcoastbbq.com post “Back the Badge is BS” on April 26 by kilchis@protonmail.com

From the post:  Back the Badge is BS by kilchis@protonmail.com

“The Secondary Amendment Sanctuary Ordinance on the May ballot is a symbolic measure that gives you an opportunity to support the 2nd Amendment, and gun rights, or to oppose them, if you choose.”

From the Tillamook County Clerk’s website: https://www.co.tillamook.or.us/sites/default/files/fileattachments/clerk039s_office/page/69486/29-161tillco2ndamendnoticeofballottitlecircled.pdf

“Violators of this ordinance would be subject to civil penalties such as fines up to $2000 Dollars for individuals and $4000 for a corporation.”

My opinion: If a violator can be fined, it seems to me that this is NOT a symbolic measure.

From the post:  Back the Badge is BS bykilchis@protonmail.com

“There would be no practical impact. Local law enforcement would continue to enforce all laws as they see fit, as they do now. But it would be a public statement that the community supports the right to own firearms.”

From the Tillamook County Clerk’s website: https://www.co.tillamook.or.us/sites/default/files/fileattachments/clerk039s_office/page/69486/29-161tillco2ndamendnoticeofballottitlecircled.pdf

(Bolded text is my emphasis.)

Although this ordinance would generally prohibit county officials from following firearms regulations, exceptions would be allowed in certain limited situations.  County officials could still comply with firearms laws that relate to convicted felons, could still participate in enforcement of firearm crimes, and could still take any actions necessary to comply with court orders.

My opinion:  This ordinance as stated above, if passed, WOULD prohibit county officials from following firearms regulations so it DOES have practical impact.

From the post:  Back the Badge is BS by kilchis@protonmail.com

“Unfortunately, the Tillamook County Democratic Party and local Democrat officials are running a “fake” campaign funded by outside progressive money.”

From a bbq and Pioneer post “Following the money in local politics”

by dmccalltillamook@gmail.com April 29

“When my ballot arrived, I remembered a piece from a few days ago warning of “a “fake” campaign funded by outside progressive money.” With a few minutes to spare, I took the author’s advice and researched the PAC’s campaign finances on Orestar.
Orestar is the state’s campaign finance transparency system, individually identifying each contributor giving over $100 to a campaign.  Right there, laid out in black and white, was the cold proof of who was financing this group. Dozens of people had donated less than $100 each, and only a handful over that. I recognized all but one of the names — people who live in Netarts, Tillamook, Bay City, Nehalem, Manzanita, etc. All locals. The largest contribution was $1000. I didn’t see any red flags here.”

From the post:  Back the Badge is BS by kilchis@protonmail.com

“If you support gun ownership make your opinion known and vote yes. If you don’t, then also make your opinion known and vote no.”

My opinion:  I support the 2nd Amendment and I am voting NO.

From the post:  Back the Badge is BS by kilchis@protonmail.com

“Everything about this organization is fake, all of their information is false, and they know it is false….But efforts to lie, confuse, distort and mislead — anything to get their way — are what damages democracy, and our communities. It’s a sad thing, but there it is.”

My opinion: Who is being misleading??  From my perspective it is kilchis@protonmail.com

Barbara McLaughlin