By: David Tripp
20 Feb 2020
Texas, On the 27th of January 2020, Atascosa County Commissioners’ Court passed a Second Amendment Preservation Resolution Designating the county as a Second Amendment Safe Haven.
RESOLUTION OF THE ATASCOSA COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COURT
WHEREAS, the Constitution of the United Stat. is the supreme law of our nation, and The Second Amendment to the Constitution stat. “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 Texas Constitution, Article 1, Section 23 states “Every citizen shall have the right to keep and bear arms in the lawful defense of himself or the State”, and,
WHEREAS, it is the desire of the Atascosa County Commissioners to declare its support for the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution and the Texas Constitution, Article I, Section 23, protecting citizens’ inalienable and individual right to keep and bear arms, and,
WHEREAS, the members of the Atascosa County Commissioners’ Court took an oath to support and defend the United Sta. Constitution, the Constitution of the State of Texas, and the laws of the State of Texas (insofar as they are constitutional),
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Commissioners’ Court of the County of Atascosa, by the authority granted to the Commissioners’ Court by the laws of the State of ‘Texas and the people of Atascosa County, Texas, to stand and Mend their rights and liberties, which are guaranteed by the United States and Texas constitutions, we hereby declare this Resolution as follows:
Second Amendment Preservation Resolution Designating Atascosa County a Second Amendment Safe Haven County
BE IT RESOLVED, that this Commissioners’ Court affirms its support for the duly elected Sheriff of Atascosa County, Texas, in the exercise of his sound discretion, and affirms its resolve to support decisions made by our Sheriff to not enforce any unconstitutional firearms restrictions against any citizen.
FURTHERMORE, the Atascosa County Commissioners’ Court will not authorize or appropriate government funds, resources, employe., agencies, contractors, buildings, detention centers, or offices for the purpose of enforcing law that unconstitutionally infringes on the right of the people to keep and bear arms. Through this resolution, we hereby declare our rights, our freedom and our liberty so guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States of America.
ADOPTED, RESOLVED AND SIGNED this 27th day of January 2020.