Adair Co. KY, becomes Second Amendment Sanctuary County

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By: David Tripp
30 Dec 2019

Adair County KY Fiscal Court agreed unanimously at the December 30, 2019 meeting to adopt a resolution declaring Adair County a Second Amendment Sanctuary.

Verification Citation/Source: Adair County Fiscal Court
Resolution date passed: 30 Dec 2019
Vote Count: Unanimous

Whereas, The Second Amendment to the Constitution states “a well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”, And

Whereas, The United States Supreme Court has affirmed and individual’s right to possess firearms, unconnected with service in a militia, for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home, and

Whereas, The United States Supreme Court has affirmed that the right of an individual to “keep and bear arms,” as protected under the Second Amendment, is incorporated by the Due Process clause of the 14th Amendment against the states, and

Whereas, The United States Supreme Court In United States v. Miller (1939) stated that fire arms that are part of ordinary military equipment with use that could contribute to the common defense are protected by the Second Amendment, and

Whereas, The Adair County Fiscal Court is concerned about the passage of any bill containing language which could be interpreted as infringing on the rights of the citizens of Adair County to keep and bear arms, and

Whereas, The Adair County Fiscal Court wishes to express its deep commitment to the rights of all citizens of Adair County to keep and bear arms, and

Whereas, The Adair County Fiscal Court wishes to express opposition to any law that would unconstitutionally restrict the rights of the citizens of Adair County to keep and bear arms, and

Whereas, The Adair County Fiscal Court wishes to express its intent to stand as a Sanctuary County for Second Amendment rights and to oppose, within the limits of the Constitution of the United States and the Commonwealth of Kentucky, any efforts to unconstitutionally restrict such rights.

Therefore, Be It Resolved, the People of Adair County, through their duly elected Fiscal Court hereby designate Adair County a Second Amendment Sanctuary in order to preserve for the People of, on, and in Adair County, their rights guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States of America, furthermore

That the Adair County Fiscal Court hereby expresses its intent to uphold the Second Amendment rights of the citizens of Adair County, Kentucky, and, furthermore

That the Adair County Fiscal Court hereby declared its intent to oppose any infringement on the right of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms.

We, the People of Adair County, Kentucky, through this resolution hereby declare our rights, our freedom, and our liberty as guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States of America.

Adopted this 30th day of December, 2019.