On January 21, 2021, Union County Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution in support of the Second Amendment at their regular Board meeting.
Verification Citation/Source: Union County, GA – County Commissioners
Resolution date passed: 21 Jan 2021
Vote Count: 5 Aye – 0 Nay
UNION COUNTY, GEORGIA RESOLUTION R-2021-01
A RESOLUTION OF THE SOLE COMMISSIONER OF UNION COUNTY. FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUPPORTING THE SECOND AMENDMENT OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES
Whereas, the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution states in part that “the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed”; and
Whereas, the Georgia Constitution of 1983 states in Article I. Section 1. Paragraph VIII, “The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed, but the General Assembly shall have the power to prescribe the manner in which arms may be borne”; and
Whereas, the right of citizens to bear arms, as stated in both the United States Constitution and the Georgia Constitution, is a fundamental right that should be protected to the greatest degree possible; and
Whereas, the Commissioner and Sheriff of Union County wish, by adopting this Resolution, to express their support for the rights of citizens under the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution and Article I. Section I. Paragraph VIII of the Georgia Constitution. and urge the Governor and members of the General Assembly to take no action which would violate the freedoms guaranteed in both Constitutions.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the virtue of the authority vested in the Commissioner of Union County and the Sheriff of Union County, that they hereby express their strong support for the rights of citizens under the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution, and that they further call upon the Governor and members of the General Assembly to ensure any legislation adopted now or in the future respects and supports these rights of all citizens.
SO RESOLVED, this day of 21st day of January 2021.
Lamar Paris, Commissioner
Mack Mason, Sheriff
Jennifer Mahan, County Clerk
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