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Review: 03/04/2019 Monthly Meeting w/ Sheriff Morris

Written by Lauren J. Miehe on . Posted in DCRCC News

First off, we wanted to thank all the community members that showed up to our March 4th, 2019 meeting.   The meeting was standing room only and we had over 60 people show up with local media also in the room filming and recording the event.   Douglas County Sheriff Kevin Morris was our guest and he spoke for about 15 minutes and took questions from the audience for another 30 minutes.

The crowd was very respectful but not surprisingly, very concerned about the new gun control law I-1639.  The crowd rightfully pointed out that since 2014 when I-594 was passed, we are seeing a trend of public initiatives coming from Western Washington to increase restrictions on firearms.   Because this process only needs a simple majority and bypasses the legislature, only three counties in Washington can pass these laws that affect and curtail gun rights for the whole state.  This did not sit well with the crowd.  

Sheriff Morris stated his disapproval of the law but also explained he is one of three branches (executive) and his job is to decide how the implement these laws while not infringing on people rights or conflicting with other existing law.  Morris stated only two of the provisions in the law actually come across his desk.  These are the age and safe storage portions.  He stated on the record that his office will not be filing any formal charges and any action would come from the Douglas County Prosecutor office under Gordon Edgar.   That information would be obtained through the standard sheriff's report and the Prosecutor's office would make the final decision if something is actionable. 

In closing this was an important night and this type of dialogue is critical to inform the public on these issues.   This issue is far from over but these steps are the correct ones to inform our county on impact and allow them to give feedback to our elected and unelected officials.  We want to thank the community and Sheriff Morris for taking time to participate and we will be doing more of these forums in the future for other important issues affecting the residents of Douglas County.

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Sheriff Kevin Morris

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March 4th, 2019 - Monthly Meeting w/ Sheriff Morris on I-1639

Written by Administrator on . Posted in DCRCC News

DCR Regular Monthly Meeting on March 4th (Monday), 2019 @ 7:00pm

Address: 377 Eastmont Ave, East Wenatchee, WA

Guest: Douglas County Sheriff Morris
Topic: Discussion on I-1639 (Gun Control) w/ Q&A from public.

Note: After guest, we will have our normal meeting covering various topics. Please spread the word and make our monthly meetings & events. We need your input and feedback. The Douglas County Republicans are the premiere political organization that is supporting republicans and conservative ideas in our wonderful county.

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Douglas County Sheriff Kevin Morris releases statement on I-1639

Written by Douglas County Republicans on . Posted in News

The statement reads as followed:


"In response to the numerous requests for comment by the media and citizens of Douglas County see the following; I understand the multitude of concerns, questions, and uncertainties raised by the recently passed initiative, I-1639, which alters the existing gun laws throughout Washington State. As the Sheriff of Douglas County, my highest priority is protecting our community and safeguarding the rights of all residents I was elected to represent. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has a proud tradition of common sense policing, a perspective we will continue to apply in our operations as it relates to I-1639.

As Sheriff, I believe strongly in the rules, laws, and constitutions of our State and Nation. These rights form the bedrock of our great Country. Initiative 1639 is currently being challenged through the formal legal process. While the Courts work to determine the legality of the law, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office will continue their work as they always have. We believe in creating enforcement priorities to ensure that we address the most serious problems affecting our residents. We are committed to addressing the opioid epidemic, mental health concerns, and violent crimes, all of which are serious concerns for our strong community.

On Tuesday, November 6, 2018 Douglas County voters elected me to this distinguished post, placing in me their confidences and support. It is now that I ask you to continue to trust me and the distinguished deputies of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office to work tirelessly in protecting your safety and rights. Our first priority is now, and will continue to be, protecting the citizens of Douglas County.

Respectfully,

Sheriff Kevin Morris"

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Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Written by Douglas County Republicans on . Posted in DCRCC News

As we celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we commit to continue his pursuit of equality, peace, and respect towards one another. These qualities highlight the best of America, because when we are compassionate and treat our neighbors with dignity, we are at our best.
Respectfully,



Caleb Hemlich 
Chairman
Washington State Republican Party

An important messsage from the Douglas County Republicans and Washington State Republican Party.  Uphold Dr. King's message of unity as Americans to make the United States a better place that supports our best self and ideals.

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Douglas County Republicans have a new monthly meeting location & time!

Written by Douglas County Republicans on . Posted in DCRCC News

Major Announcement:  We are pleased to announce that starting at our next meeting on February 4th, the Douglas County Republicans will be meeting at a new location for our monthly meeting.  Our monthly meetings will now take place at the Douglas County Fire District No. 2 in East Wenatchee.  The start time will also be pushed back an hour to 7pm.   We are meeting in the training room with the entrance in the back of the building.  There is convenient parking and the meetings are fully wheelchair accessible.  

Meeting Information:

Date:  1st Monday of the Month

Time:  7pm (approx. 1hr.)

Address:

Douglas County Fire District No. 2  (Training Room)

377 Eastmont Ave,  East Wenatchee WA 98802

 

Douglas County Republican Central Committee