Best Use of an Elected Office
In May, Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and her fellow county commissioners unanimously approved a local ordinance that imposes a waiting period on firearm purchases at flea markets and gun shows so background checks can be processed – and it was one of the best uses of elected office we've seen lately. Why? Because they did it in the face of pre-emptive state law that says local leaders can be removed from office by the governor and be charged a personal fine of up to $5,000 if they pass legislation not identical to state firearm law. They did it anyway. Bravo, y'all.
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