The City Council of Needles unanimously voted for the California city to be a sanctuary for the Second Amendment. Needles, a small city of 4,844, has yet to write the actual legislation and subsequently survive the inevitable onslaught of legal action opposing the vote.
Needles Mayor Jeff Williams told Tucker Carlson on Tuesday his town is ready to move on the legislation and fight the court challenges.
Williams told Carlson that his town’s two major goals are to “get California to recognize other states’ concealed weapons permit holders,” since Needles is on the border of Nevada and Arizona, and also to amend Proposition 63, which makes ammunition buyers “register and stay in California to buy ammunition,” resulting in hundreds of miles of driving for Needles citizens legally barred from purchasing out of state which, for them, would be only several miles away.
Think of all the environmental damage when the Needles residents drive “hundreds” of miles to get their ammo rather than “several.”
“That’s crazy,” Tucker responded. “Obviously. So you are proposing that residents of your city do the obvious and just exercise their constitutional rights. If you do that, what will the state do in response, do you believe?”
No doubt the state will head right to the courthouse.
“We are going to be trying to do it the right way with legislation, and then if we have to go through the courts, we will go to the courts.”
“A lot of California’s gun laws don’t make it safer,” WIlliams added. “You’ve seen that all over the country. The gun laws aren’t helping. It is a mental health issue and that’s what they need to fix.”
Mayor Williams hopes other border cities will join onto Needles 2A efforts.