Republic PD Chief meets with city council over non-enforcement of I-1639
To a standing ovation and applause from those gathered, Republic Police Chief Loren Culp proposed an ordinance, to the city council, that would make Republic, a sanctuary city for guns.
— Kyle Simchuk (@KyleKXLY) November 20, 2018
The proposed ordinance would declare recently passed Initiative 1639 null and void within city limits.
Chief Culp says the new gun regulations– which include a higher age to purchase semi-automatic rifles, new storage requirements, and enhanced background checks– violate both the state and federal constitutions and he will not allow his officers to enforce them.
At Monday’s meeting, Chief Culp told the council it’s his duty to uphold his office not violate anyone’s rights. Those who attended in support of the chief included a man who drove from Mt. Vernon and former State Rep. Bob Sump, who said Republic is making history and he would stand by the chief.
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