Washington Gun-Rights Infringement Law is an Affront to Republic

A new gun control law passed by Washington state voters in November prompted a response that included one town police chief's refusal to enforce it. Police Chief Loren Culp of Republic has become something of a celebrity for his stand, saying that the state law is such a blatant infringement of constitutional rights that he felt like he had no choice but to stand up for the people he serves. (NRA photo)

Q13 Fox News – The town of Republic may declare itself a sanctuary city from a newly passed gun measure. Republic is in northeastern Washington, about two-and-a-half hours from Spokane, near the Canadian border. About 1,000 people live there.

The mayor there is considering an ordinance, proposed by the police chief to make Republic a sanctuary city for gun rights. This is in response to voters across the state passing Initiative 1639. That initiative puts more restrictions on buying and storing guns.

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