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Oregon Residents Sue Columbia County Over Unconstitutional Nullification Law


Everytown Law, representing four citizens of Columbia County, Oregon, joined a challenge to a “Lawless County” ordinance that nullifies nearly all state and federal gun safety laws.

Everytown Law, along with local counsel Stoll Berne, represents four citizens of Columbia County, Oregon as interested parties in a Validation Proceeding initiated by Columbia County regarding a so-called “Second Amendment Sanctuary” Ordinance that was narrowly passed by Columbia County voters in November 2020. The citizens challenge the right of the county to choose to ignore state and federal laws, and, even more extremely, actively penalize any official who seeks to enforce such laws. Gun violence prevention laws are in place to make the population safer; the passage of this lawless ordinance only puts county residents at risk of gun violence.

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