On March 15, 2021, the Twin Falls, ID City Council passed a resolution in support of the Second Amendment. If you know the vote count for this resolution, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Verification Citation/Source: Twin Falls, ID – City Council
Resolution date passed: 15 Mar 2021
Vote Count: Unknown.
RESOLUTION NO. 2021-006
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF TWIN FALLS, IDAHO, SETTING FORTH OUR RESPECT FOR, AND SUPPORT OF, CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS IN THE CITY OF TWIN FALLS.
The City of Twin Falls will continue to vigorously support and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Idaho.
WHEREAS, after gaining independence this nation adopted the United States Constitution as the supreme law of the land; and
WHEREAS, the United States of America is a constitutional republic, wherein the rights of the states and the people are ensured; and
WHEREAS, the first ten amendments to the Constitution, known as the Bill of Rights, were adopted with the purpose, as stated in its preamble, of “extending the ground of public confidence in the Government” to “best ensure the beneficent ends of its institution;” and
WHEREAS, freedom of speech, freedom of press, freedom of religion, the right to peaceably assemble, the right to due process under the law, and the right of the people to keep and bear arms are some of the many rights preserved in the Bill of Rights; and
WHEREAS, equal rights for men and woman and civil rights for all citizens regardless of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin are secured by the Constitution; and
WHEREAS, Idaho is a state within the United States and has full rights as a state; and
WHEREAS, on July 3, 1890, Idaho approved its Constitution, stating in the preamble, “We, the people of the State of Idaho, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, to secure its blessings and promote our common welfare do establish this Constitution.”
WHEREAS, the Idaho State Constitution protects the rights of Idahoans to freedom of religious liberty, speech, assembly, and to keep and bear arms; and
WHEREAS, ALL RIGHTS contained in the United States Constitution and the Constitution of the State of Idaho are held in highest esteem by the City of Twin Falls; and
WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Twin Falls opposes any law that infringes upon the constitutional rights of Twin Falls citizens; and
WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Twin Falls has been approached by citizens who are opposed to any legislation proposed by the Idaho State Legislature, the Governor of Idaho, the United States Congress, or the President of the United States that would infringe upon the right of the people to keep and bear arms or would ban the possession and use of firearms, magazines, ammunition, or accessories necessary to citizens of the City of Twin Falls for defense of life, liberty, and property; and
WHEREAS, those citizens have outlined their concern and opposition to any legislation considered by the Idaho State Legislature, the Governor of Idaho, the United States Congress, or the President of the United States that would require a specific firearms owner ID card, registration of firearms, or a tax on the possession of firearms or ammunition within the City of Twin Falls.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the City Council of the City of Twin Falls hereby affirms our oath of office to support and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Idaho.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the City Council of the City of Twin Falls opposes any efforts by any entity to infringe on the constitutional rights of the citizens of Twin Falls and will continue to defend and protect these constitutional rights.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the City Council of the City of Twin Falls encourages all Twin Falls citizens to exercise their right to vote in elections as guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States of America and the Constitution of the State of Idaho.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the City Council of the City of Twin Falls encourages the United States Congress and the Idaho Legislature to protect the freedoms of our citizens under the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Idaho, to reject any proposed law or regulation that will infringe on or burden these freedoms or undermine the Constitution of the United States or the Constitution of the State of Idaho.
PASSED BY THE CITY COUNCIL: March 15, 2021.
SIGNED BY THE MAYOR: March 15, 2021.
Deputy City Clerk
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