What the new sheriff wants to do about guns in his new job
The sheriff of the state of Oregon says he’s ready to roll back some of the gun laws of his predecessor, who he says put them in place without due process.
The announcement Wednesday by Sheriff Greg Gianforte of the newly-created Sheriff’s Department comes after Gianfortegui called a press conference in which he criticized a state law that allowed for citizens to carry concealed weapons in public without a permit.
“It’s a law that was enacted in the last election and that we don’t want to allow people to carry in our state,” Gianfortee said.
“And I believe the people of Montana have made their opinion known that they’re willing to work with us and that they will work with the Sheriff’s Office to put a change in place that will put our people in a better position to protect themselves.”
Gianforte said that he would be “committed to restoring the safety and security of our citizens and working with the Legislature to enact a new law to put an end to these illegal gun rights.”
The new law will likely be challenged in the courts.
Gianmonte has called for the creation of a national registry to track guns that are used in crimes.
The move is also part of a broader effort to crack down on gun trafficking, which is often facilitated by local law enforcement agencies.