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Vance County NC, board declares “Constitutional Rights Protected County”

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By: David Tripp
9 Mar 2020

The Chair and Vice-Chair of the Vance County Commissioners Board, requested a resolution be prepared for consideration by the full board. On the 9th of March the resolution was brought before the board and was voted upon. The resolution was passed through unanimous vote of the commission.

Verification Citation/Source: Vance County Board of Commissioners
Resolution date passed: 9 Mar 2020
Vote Count: Unanimous

Awaiting Secondary Citation

RESOLUTION
by the
Vance County Board of Commissioners Declaring Vance County North Carolina A Constitutional Rights Protected County

WHEREAS, it is acknowledged that the right of individuals to keep and bear arms is under attack in the United States of America by certain elected officials from many levels of Government; and

WHEREAS, it is further recognized that the Constitution of The United States is the Supreme Law of our nation; and

WHEREAS, the second Amendment to the Constitution 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, the North Carolina Constitution, Article I, Section 30 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, as standing armies in time of peace are dangerous to liberty, they shall not be maintained, and the military shall be kept under strict subordination to, and governed by, the civil power. Nothing herein shall justify the practice of carrying concealed weapons, or prevent the General Assembly from enacting penal statutes against the practice;” and

WHEREAS, a long line of established U.S. Supreme court cases have ruled where rights are secured by the U.S. Constitution, including Second Amendment Rights, no rule making or legislation may abrogate those rights and the right to “keep and bear arms” is secured by the “due process” and “privileges and immunities” clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment which protects rights of, and closely related to, the Second Amendment; and

WHEREAS, the citizens of Vance County have long supported the rights of the individual, particularly as those rights exist under the U.S. and North Carolina Constitutions, including the Second Amendment; and

WHEREAS, the Vance County Board of Commissioners is concerned about the passage of any bill or legislation which could be interpreted as infringing the rights of the citizens of Vance County to keep and bear arms; and

WHEREAS, the Vance County Board of Commissioners expresses its deep commitment to protecting the Second Amendment rights of all citizens of Vance County to keep and bear arms; and

WHEREAS, the Vance County Board of Commissioners wishes to express its opposition to any law that would unconstitutionally restrict the rights under the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution, and under the North Carolina Constitution of the citizens of Vance County to keep and bear arms, and all rights and privileges arising therefrom; and

WHEREAS, the Vance County Board of Commissioners expresses its intent to stand as a Constitutional Rights Protected County for Second Amendment rights and to oppose, within the limits of the Constitution of the United States and the State of North Carolina, any efforts to unconstitutionally restrict such rights, and to use such legal means at its disposal to protect the rights of citizens to keep and bear arms.

NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved that the Vance County Board of Commissioners, working with Sheriff Curtis Brame, within its legal powers, duties, and responsibilities, shall respect, protect, and defend the Second Amendment rights of the citizens of Vance County and the Board will oppose, within the limits of the Constitution of the United States and the State of North Carolina, any efforts to unconstitutionally restrict such rights, and to use such constitutional means at its disposal to protect the rights of its citizens to keep and bear arms; and

The Vance County Board of Commissioners hereby declares Vance County, North Carolina, as a “Constitutional Rights Protected County.”

Adopted this 9th day of March, 2020.

Gordon Wilder, Chairman Vance County Board of Commissioners
ATTEST:
Kelly H. Grissom Clerk to the Board

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