Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Needles City Council voted unanimously to declare the City of Needles a Second Amendment Sanctuary City.

Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Needles City Council voted unanimously to declare the City of Needles a Second Amendment Sanctuary City.

Members of the Needles City Council has voted unanimously to declare the City of Needles a Second Amendment Sanctuary City.

The vote occurred during the Needles City Council Meeting in Needles, California on Tuesday, June 11th, 2019.

According to the agenda item packet released from the City of Needles, California has strict gun laws in comparison to neighboring states. Gun laws are set by the California Legislature. The federal constitution provides protections for citizens to “keep and bear arms” Arizona Residents will not come here because of gun laws and business opportunities are being missed, Needles City Council Member Timothy Terral.

Councilor Terral’s request is to declare the City of Needles a Second Amendment Sanctuary City and to consider any or all of the following:

** Bulleted Points: **

  • To request that the Sheriff not enforce weapons violations by California, Nevada and Arizona residents.
  • To request that the Legislature allow an exemption to California gun laws for the City of Needles and within a 65 miles radius of Needles.
  • To request that the Legislature allow reciprocity of concealed weapons permits with Nevada and Arizona.

Fiscal Impact would be for the cost of research and ordinance preparation.

ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez was there as the discussion and later a vote was made declaring the City of Needles a Second Amendment Sanctuary City.

Supporters spoke in support of the City of Needles’ move to declare their city a Second Amendment Sanctuary City, including Former Bullhead City Planning Commissioner Jamie Starr and Mohave County District 2 Supervisor Hildy Angius.

“The City of Needles, California recognizes the Second Amendment, above what the State of California does. The right to keep and bear arms; we’re holding that sacred. It’s not gonna say go break the law by no means, you will still have to follow the law until the law is change, this is the first step to change the laws in California,” said Needles City Council Member Timothy Terral.

After some discussion on what this would mean for the city and how to word the motion right, a motion was agreed on to be voted on.

Dale Jones, City Clerk for the City of Needles, read the motion being voted on; “The motion was to declare the City of Needles a Second Amendment Sanctuary City.”

Seconds later and with no changes to the motion, members of the Needles City Council voted unanimously “Yes” on the motion read by the Needles City Clerk.

** Motion: Vote Results: **

Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson: Yes

Needles City Council Member Timothy Terral: Yes

Needles City Council Member Clayton Hazlewood: Yes

Needles Vice City Edward T. Paget M.D.: Yes

Needles City Council Member Tona Belt: Yes

Needles City Council Member Zachery Longacre: Yes

Afterwards, a second motion was presented by Needles City Council Member Timothy Terral, to put an ad-hoc committee together to direct City Staff work to move forward on the Bullet Points (listed Above), Needles City Manager Rick Daniels tells ZachNews.

Needles City Mayor Jeff Williams appointed to the ad-hoc committee Needles City Council Member Timothy Terral, Needles City Council Member Zachery Longacre and Needles City Mayor Jeff Williams.

** Pictures from ZachNews: **

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