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Sugarcreek Borough, Pennsylvania passes resolution in support of Second Amendment

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On July 7, 2021, the Sugarcreek Borough, Pennsylvania Council 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: Sugarcreek Borough, PA – Borough Council
Resolution date passed: 7 July 2021
Vote Count: Unknown.


RESOLUTION NO. 2 OF 2021 A RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF SUGARCREEK COUNCIL, VENANGO COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA DECLARING THE BOROUGH OF SUGARCREEK A SECOND AMENDMENT MUNICIPALITY.

WHEREAS, the Constitution of the United States is 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 U.S. Supreme Court in the District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008), affirmed that the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms is not connected in any way to service in militia; and

WHEREAS, the U.S. Supreme Court in United States v. Miller, 307 U.S. 174 (1939), stated that firearms that are part of ordinary military equipment with use that could contribute to the common defense are protected by the Second Amendment; and

WHEREAS, the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution states, “no State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws;” and

WHEREAS, Article I, Section 21, of the Pennsylvania State Constitution states that, “The right of the citizens to bear arms in defense of themselves and the State shall not be questioned” and

WHEREAS, Article I, Section 25, of the Pennsylvania State Constitution states that, “To guard against the transgressions of the high powers which we have delegated, we declare that everything in this article is expected out of the general powers of government and shall forever remain inviolate.” And

WHEREAS, the Borough of Sugarcreek Council wishes to express opposition to any law or regulation, be it federal or state, that unconstitutionally restricts the rights under the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution or Article I, Section 21 of the Pennsylvania Constitution to keep and bear arms, and

WHEREAS, the Borough of Sugarcreek Council wishes to express its intent to stand for Second Amendment Rights and to oppose any effort to unconstitutionally restrict such rights of its citizens to keep and bear arms.

BE IT RESOLVED ANT) ADOPTED by the Sugarcreek Borough Council, and it is HEREBY RESOLVED AND ADOPTED by the authority of the same as follows:

Section 1. The above recitals are true and correct and incorporated in this Resolution.

Section 2. The Borough of Sugarcreek Council hereby declares the Borough of Sugarcreek as a Second Amendment Municipality and as such shall celebrate, promote and preserve for the People of, on, and in the Borough of Sugarcreek, their right to bear arms as guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States of America and the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Section 3. We the People of the Borough of Sugarcreek, Venango County, Pennsylvania, through this resolution hereby declare our rights, our freedom, and our liberty as guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States of America and the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Section 4. This Resolution shall become effective upon adoption.

ATTEST: Borough Secretary

RESOLVED AND ADOPTED this 7th day of July, 2021.

BOROUGH OF SUGARCREEK

By President of Council

By Mayor



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