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Kerr County, Texas passes resolution in support of Second Amendment


On October 13, 2020, Kerr County, Texas Commissioners passed a resolution in support of the Second Amendment. If you happen to know the vote count for this Resolution, please let us know by emailing contact@sanctuarycounties.com.

Verification Citation/Source: Kerr County, TX – County Commissioners
Resolution date passed: 13 Oct 2020
Vote Count: Unknown.


This is a resolution opposing the passage of any legislation, bill, law, ordinance, statute or measure that restricts the individual right of lawful U.S. Citizens, as protected by the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution, to keep and bear arms.

WHEREAS, for the benefit and protection of all people, unalienable rights are enumerated and enshrined in the Constitutions of the United States and of the State of Texas and;

WHEREAS, the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution reads: “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 Second Amendment to the United States Constitution was understood to be an individual right by the members of the Constitutional Convention and by the men who wrote :[he Second Amendment and;

WHEREAS, the Supreme Court of the United States of America in District of Columbia v. Heller (554 US 570, 128 S. Ct. 2783, 171 L. Ed. 2d 637 – Supreme Court, 2008) recognized the individual’s right to keep and bear arms unconnected with service in a militia, and;

WHEREAS, every lawful citizen has the right to keep and bear arms in the lawful defense of himself or the State; but the Texas Legislature shall have power, by law, to regulate the wearing of arms, with a view to prevent crime under Article I, Section 23 of the Constitution of the State of Texas, arid;

WHEREAS, the people of Kerr County, Texas, derive economic benefit from all safe forms c:: firearms recreation, hunting, and shooting conducted within Kerr County using all types of firearms ;allowable by state and federal law;

NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED, that Kerr County, Texas, does hereby oppose the enactment of any legislation, bill, law, ordinance, statute or measure that would infringe upor the right of law abiding citizens to keep and bear arms, and;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Kerr County recognizes that “Gun Free” zones do not keep citizens safe but rather restrict the right and ability of citizens to defend and protect themselves, and that other means should be found to protect citizens from criminal activity, as they need no protection from lawful gun carriers, and;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Kerr County Commissioners Court demand that the Governor of Texas veto any legislation which restricts the right of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms fc r the purpose of defending their lives, liberty and property, and;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Clerk of Kerr County is hereby directed to prepare arid deliver certified copies of this resolution to all members of the Texas Legislature and to the Office of the Governor before the start of the next legislative session.

Respectfully submitted by Stephen Lehman and the Kerr County Patriots October 5, 2020

Signed this 13th day of October, 2020


Kerr County Judge Rob Kelly

Kerr County Commissioner Harley David Belew Kerr County Comm’ loner 

Kerr County Commissioner Tom Moser

Kerr County Commissioner Jonathan Letz

Kerr County Commissioner Don Harris

Kerr County Sheriff Rusty Hierholzer

Attestation and Seal of Clerk of the Court:

County Clerk, Jackie “JD” Dowdy

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