By: David Tripp
25 Feb 2020
Paulding County Georgia brought forth a resolution to make itself a “Second Amendment Sanctuary”. When brought to a vote it passed with unanimous consent.
Verification Citation/Source: Paulding County Board meeting video
Source URL: https://www.facebook.com/jasper.presto.9/videos/644289449730169/
Resolution date passed: 25 Feb 2020
Vote Count: 5-0
Verification Citation/Source: Paulding County Board Resolution for Second Amendment Sanctuary
RESOLUTION NO.: 20-09
A RESOLUTION TO DECLARE PAULDING COUNTY, GEORGIA TO BE A “SECOND AMENDMENT SANCTUARY COUNTY”
STATE OF GEORGIA
COUNTY OF PAULDING
WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners of Paulding County is elected to represent the people of Paulding County, and its Commissioners are duly sworn by oath to uphold the United States Constitution and the Constitution of the State of Georgia;
WHEREAS, the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States provides that “A writ 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;”
WHEREAS, in setting forth the role of the United States Supreme Court, Chief Justice John Marshall in Marbury v. Madison, 5 U.S. 137 (1803), declared that “It is emphatically the province and duty of the judicial department to say what the law is;”
WHEREAS, the United States Supreme Court has affirmed an individual’s right to keep and bear arms, unconnected with service in the militia, for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home. District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008);
WHEREAS, the United States Supreme Court has further affirmed the right of an individual to keep and bear arms under the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution is applicable to the various States by operation of the Fourteenth Amendment. McDonald v. City of Chicago, 561 U.S. 742 (2010);
WHEREAS, Article I, Section I, Paragraph VIII of the Constitution of the State of Georgia provides that “The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed, but the General Assembly shall have power to prescribe the manner in which arms may be borne;”
WHEREAS, the citizens of Paulding County, Georgia regard the right of the people to keep and bear arms for defense of life, liberty and property as an inalienable right of the people;
WHEREAS, it is the desire of the Paulding County Board of Commissioners to declare its support of the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution and to the corresponding provisions of the Constitution of the State of Georgia that protect the rights of all citizens to keep and bear arms.
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Paulding County Board of Commissioners that Paulding County be, and is hereby declared, a “Second Amendment Sanctuary County.”
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Paulding County Board of Commissioners reaffirms its support of the Georgia General Assembly’s support of the right to keep and bear as set forth in the United States and Georgia Constitutions.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Paulding County Board of Commissioners will carry out its duty to allocate funds to the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office in its efforts to protect the rights of all citizens, including specifically the right to keep and bear arms.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Paulding County Government shall take no action that unlawfully infringes upon the constitutional rights of Paulding County citizens to keep and bear arms.
SO RESOLVED THIS 25th DAY OF February, 2020.