On February 18th, 2020 the Maury County Commission passed a resolution reaffirming its support of the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution. The resolution passed with a unanimous vote of 22-0.

Verification Citation/Source: Maury County Commission
Resolution date passed: 18 Feb 2020
Vote Count: 22-0

Maury County Commission meeting – February 18, 2020



WHEREAS, on November 16, 1807 by the Acts of 1807, Chapter 94, the Tennessee Legislature authorized the County of Maury to be established in Tennessee with a county government to operate under the Constitution of the United States of America and the Constitution of the Great State of Tennessee; and

WHEREAS, in their wisdom our founders, when creating those documents, unanimously recommended Constitutions that maintain the inalienable right to keep and bear arms and have been further upheld by subsequent decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court; and

WHEREAS, the Right, as originally written and understood, to keep and bear arms for self-defense, personal safety, protection of one’s family and in defense of one’s community and county; and

WHEREAS, the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution, ratified on December 15, 1791, as part of the Bill of Rights so 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, it is the desire of the Maury County Commission to declare its reaffirmation and support of the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution and to protect the inalienable right to keep and bear arms as it relates to the citizens of our county; and

WHEREAS, each Maury County Commissioners, upon election, took an oath to support and defend the United States Constitution and the State of Tennessee Constitution, and as well as the laws which are not deemed unconstitutional by a court of competent jurisdiction; and

WHEREAS, Maury County has been blessed by State Legislators and Governors that have continually upheld the second amendment protecting our law-abiding citizens’ inalienable rights to keep and bear arms. As a County Commission we still ask for their continued support and efforts in protecting those rights; and

WHEREAS, as recorded in other counties within our state, the term “Sanctuary Countyā€¯, should not be considered to confirm making Maury County a safe haven for criminals, but rather a safe haven to protect good law-abiding citizens from unconstitutional laws that infringe on one’s liberty and freedoms, without due process; and

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Maury County Board of Commissioners hereby has reaffirmed its support of the Second Amendment of The United States Constitution and declared Maury County to be a “Second Amendment Sanctuary County.”

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution shall take effect from and after the date of its approval before the full County Commission. This the 18th day of February, 2020.