Meigs Co. TN, Commissioners express support for Second Amendment

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By: David Tripp
16 Jan 2020

Verification Citation/Source: Meigs County Board of Commissioners
Resolution date passed: 16 Jan 2020
Vote Count: 10-0-1
Absent: Vance

WHEREAS, the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution reads: “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, Article 1, Section 26 of the Tennessee State Constitution reads: That the citizens of this State have a right to keep and bear arms for the common defense; but the Legislature shall have power, by law, to regulate the wearing of arms with a view to prevent crime; and,

WHEREAS, the Meigs County Legislative Body wishes to express its deep commitment to the right of the citizens of Meigs County to keep and bear Arms; and,

WHEREAS, the Meigs County Legislative Body wished to express opposition to any law that would unconstitutionally restrict the rights under the Second Amendment of the citizens of Meigs County to bear arms; and,

WHEREAS, the Meigs County Legislative Body wishes to express its intent to stand as a Sanctuary County for Second Amendment rights and oppose, with limits of the Constitutions of the United States and the State of Tennessee, any efforts to unconstitutionally restrict such rights, and to use such legal means at its disposal to protect the right of the citizens to keep and bear arms, including through legal action, the power of appropriation of public funds, and the right and to petition for redress of grievances.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF MEIGS COUNTY, TENNESSEE:

That the Legislative Body hereby expresses its intent to uphold the Second Amendment Rights of the citizens of Meigs County and its intent that public funds of the County not be used to restrict Second Amendment Rights or to aid in the unnecessary and unconstitutional restriction of the Rights under the Second Amendment of the citizens of Meigs County to bear arms; and

That the Legislative Body hereby declares its intent to oppose unconstitutional restrictions on the right to keep and bear arms through such legal means as may be expedient, including without limitation court action; and,

That the Legislative Body hereby declares Meigs County, Tennessee as a “Second Amendment Sanctuary.”