By: David Tripp
18 Feb 2020
Per the Van Buren Commissioners Minutes: After much discuss on this matter, Commissioner Bill Mosley stated, “Passing this Resolution says it is simply a show of support for the Second Amendment and has no legal standing.” “All this does is send a message to the State that this County Supports the Second Amendment, that’s basically all it does, we don’t have any regulatory authority over the State.” “If approved Van Buren County would join an estimated 16 other Counties in Tennessee.” Bill Mosley made a motion, second by David Chandler to approve the Resolution the County Attorney brought forward.
Upon roll call: David Chandler, Joey Grissom, Terry Hickey, Bill Mosley, Mickey Robinson, Henry Seamons, Brian Simmons, Robert Van Winkle and Michael Woodlee voted yes. No changes to any yes vote. Motion passed.
Verification Citation/Source: Van Buren County Board of Commissioners
Resolution date passed: 18 Feb 2020
Vote Count: Unanimous 9-0 Unanimous
RESOLUTION NUMBER 417
VAN BUREN COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
A RESOLUTION DECLARING VAN BUREN COUNTY, TENNESSEE TO A SECOND AMENDMENT COUNTY
WHEREAS, the vast majority of the Citizens of Van Buren County Tennessee and the members of the County Legislative Body of Van Buren County, Tennessee support the Second Amendment of the United State Constitution and this Amendment’s prohibition of the infringement of the right of the people to keep and bear arms as well as Article I, Section 26 of the Constitution of the State of Tennessee providing for the right of citizens to keep and bear arms for their common defense; and
WHEREAS, the Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of our nation; and
WHEREAS, the Constitution of the State of Tennessee is the supreme law of our State; and
WHEREAS, because the Board of County Commissioners of Van Buren County, Tennessee supports the United States Constitution and the Tennessee Constitution and the rights contained in the Second Amendment and Article I, Section 26 of these Constitutions, the Board of County Commissioners desired to declare their support of these rights through this Resolution.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Van Buren County, Tennessee that Van Buren County shall be and is hereby declared a Second Amendment County and a County that recognizes the inalienable rights of its Citizens to possess and bear arms including for the right of defense as provided in the Second Amendment of the United State Constitution and Article I, Section 26 of the Tennessee Constitution.
Presented and passed on this 18th day of February, 2020.