Lane County is too cash-strapped to enforce the state’s new background check law on private gun sales, the county’s board of commissioners said today. After more than 90 minutes of debate that covered everything from the Constitutional origins of the Second Amendment to the difference between the words “as” and “are” in a sentence, commissioners passed a resolution reaffirming their support of the right to bear arms, and opposition to what they call an unfunded mandate created by Senate Bill 941. The Oregon Legislature passed SB 941, and Gov. Kate Brown signed it into law last month. Proponents say it closes a loophole that lets criminals evade the background check system. Opponents argue it infringes on their Second Amendment rights, and won’t stop criminals from getting guns. Commissioner Jay Bozievich requested the issue be brought up for discussion earlier this year. “There are times when we need to let legislative bodies above us know about what the residents of Lane County, more than 300,000 residents, believe is important,” Bozievich said.