On August 10, 2020, the New Hanover County, North Carolina Board of Commissioners unanimously passed a resolution in support of the Second Amendment.
Verification Citation/Source: New Hanover County, NC – County Board of Commissioners
Resolution date passed: 10 Aug 2020
Vote Count: 5-0
NEW HANOVER COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
Second Amendment Rights of the Citizens of New Hanover County
WHEREAS, the Second Amendment of the United States 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, Article 1, Section 30, of the North Carolina State 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 exercising of a citizen’s right to bear arms allows for the protection of every other right bestowed upon them by the Constitution of the United States as well as the Constitution of North Carolina; and
WHEREAS, this unalienable right will serve all citizens of New Hanover County regardless of race, creed, color, religion, or orientation.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners believes that the Second Amendment right as outlined by the United States Constitution, and reinforced by the Constitution of the State of North Carolina, are unalienable and will serve all the citizens of New Hanover County as a reminder of the great freedoms and prosperity those rights have bestowed upon us. This resolution requires no further action by the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners and does not require any taxpayer funding for execution.
ADOPTED this the 10th day of August, 2020.