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By Lou Marzeles

County commissioners resolve that I-1639 is unconstitutional


April 17, 2019

The Board of Commissioners of Klickitat County last week stated it considered Initiative 1639 (I-1639) to be unconstitutional and that it supports Sheriff Bob Songer's discretionary right to interpret his duties.

The stand by the board comes in the wake of unprecedented national and international scrutiny on Klickitat County and other governmental bodies and personnel around the country as they took stands to oppose attempted restrictions on guns. Songer himself became a de facto spokesperson for the movement in general, emerging as the most frequently and broadly quoted official opposing restrictive gun laws. Interviews with Songer have appeared in national media, including The New York...

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