Wallowa County passes Second Amendment ordinance

December 17, 2013 11:28 am

A Wallowa County ordinance preserving the Second Amendment was passed last night at a public meeting held at the Wallowa County Fairgrounds' Cloverleaf Hall.


Commissioner Paul Castilleja read a draft of the ordinance compiled in part by Chad Nash of Enterprise.

Forty minutes after the start of the meeting, Leo Castillo of La Grande entered the room with another version of the ordinance which places the oenus on the sheriff to interpret every federal and state gun related law to assess its constitutionality, with the caveat that he only use pro bono legal advice.

The commissioners agreed to adopt Castillo's version and unanimously passed the ordinance.

See Wednesday's La Grande Observer for the complete story.