County in Arizona holds consideration on gun-rights order

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — County officials in Arizona have decided to hold off on making any decision about a proposed proclamation supporting the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors made the announcement during a meeting in Prescott after hours of public input and a board discussion about the effectiveness of the gun-rights proclamation, The Daily Courier reported Thursday.

The board affirms its commitment to support and defend the right of Yavapai County citizens to keep and bear arms as guaranteed by the Second Amendment, the proposed proclamation said.

The proclamation does not do much to combat red flag laws being considered in multiple states including Arizona aimed at confiscating self-defense weapons and banning private ownership of guns, some advocates of the amendment said.

There are legal questions that need to be answered before a potential decision is reached, Yavapai County officials said.

Board members expect to go into executive session during its next meeting Jan. 15 to talk about what to do, officials said. A final decision could be made by February.

Mohave County became the first jurisdiction in Arizona to condemn red flag laws by becoming a Second Amendment Sanctuary, officials said.