By: David Tripp

On 24 Feb 2020 the Cheatham County Commission in Cheatham County, Tennessee passed a resolution reaffirming its support of the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution.

Verification Citation/Source: Cheatham County Commission
Resolution date passed: 24 Feb 2020
Vote Count: 10-2


Resolution Of The Cheatham County Commission Reaffirming Its Support Of The Second Amendment Of The United States Constitution

DATE: February 24, 2020

MOTION BY: Mr. David Anderson

SECONDED BY: Mr. Gary Binkley


BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED, That the Cheatham County Legislative Body meeting in Regular Session this the 24th day of February 2020 in the General Sessions Courtroom at the Courthouse in Ashland City, Tennessee, Whereas, the County of Cheatham was declared to be a Constitutional County by the Constitution of the great State of Tennessee and operates under such Constitution and the Constitution of the United States of America; 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 Cheatham 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 Cheatham 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, Cheatham 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 County”, should not be considered to confirm making Cheatham 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 Cheatham County Board of Commissioners hereby has reaffirmed its support of the Second Amendment of The United States Constitution and declared Cheatham 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.

RECORD: Approved by roll call vote 10 Yes 2 No 0 Absent

David Anderson – Yes     
Donnie Jordan – Yes
Gary Binkley – Yes     
Walter Weakley – Yes
Ann Jarreau – Yes     
Diana Pike Lovell – Yes
Tim Williamson – Yes     
Eugene O. Evans, Sr. – Yes
Chris Gilmore – Yes     
Ed Greer – No
Connie Mayo – Abstain/No
Randy Liles – Yes



I Teresa Gupton, do hereby certify that I am the duly authorized and acting County Clerk of Cheatham County, Tennessee. And as such official, I further certify that this resolution was duly passed in open court and offered for signature to the Honorable Kerry McCarver, County Mayor; that this resolution was promptly and fully recorded and is open to public inspection.

Witness, My official signature and seal of said county, this 28th day of February 2020.

Teresa Gupton, County Clerk