The Kenosha County Board in Wisconsin has lifted the ban on firearms in county buildings and properties and has declared the county a Second Amendment sanctuary. This decision was made in response to the Biden administration’s proposed gun control measures.
The board voted 15-6 in favor of the resolution, which declares the county’s commitment to upholding the Second Amendment and opposes any efforts to infringe upon the rights of law-abiding citizens to own and bear firearms. The resolution also states that the county will not use any of its resources to enforce any unconstitutional gun laws or regulations.
The decision has been met with support from local residents and gun rights advocates, who believe that the Second Amendment is a fundamental right that should be protected. Supporters of the resolution argue that gun control laws only impact law-abiding citizens and that criminals will still be able to obtain firearms regardless of the laws in place.
Kenosha County is not the only county in Wisconsin to declare itself a Second Amendment sanctuary. Other counties in the state, including Clark, Ozaukee, and Lincoln, have also made similar declarations.
The Kenosha County Board’s decision to lift the ban on firearms in county buildings and declare the county a Second Amendment sanctuary is a statement of support for the Second Amendment and the rights of law-abiding citizens to own and bear firearms. If you want to read more about this decision and the reasons behind it, click on the link to the original article here: https://www.wpr.org/kenosha-county-board-lifts-ban-firearms-county-properties-declares-2nd-amendment-sanctuary.
Verification Citation/Source: Kenosha County, WI – County Board
Resolution date passed: 5 Jul 2022
Vote Count: 15 Ayes – 6 Nay.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS Resolution No. 10
Subject: A resolution declaring Kenosha County a Second Amendment Sanctuary County Original
WHEREAS, the Constitution of the United States is the Supreme Law of our nation, and;
WHEREAS, the Right of the People to Keep and Bear Arms is guaranteed as an Individual Right under the Second Amendment to 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 Constitution of the State of Wisconsin, Article 1, Section 25, reads “The people have the right to keep and bear arms for security, defense, hunting, recreation or any other lawful purpose,” and;
WHEREAS, the United States Supreme Court in District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008), affirmed an individual’s right to possess firearms, unconnected with service in a militia, for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home, and;
WHEREAS, the United States Supreme Court in McDonald v. Chicago, 56 I U.S. 742 (2010), affirmed that the right of an individual to “keep and bear arms,” as protected under the Second Amendment, is incorporated by the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment against the states, and;
WHEREAS, the United States Supreme Court in United States v. Miller. 307 U.S. 174 (1939), opined that firearms that are part of ordinary military equipment, or with use that could contribute to the common defense are protected by the Second Amendment, and;
WHEREAS, the Right of the People to Keep and Bear Arms for the defense of Life, Liberty, and Property is regarded as an Inalienable Right by the Board of Supervisors of Kenosha County, Wisconsin, and;
WHEREAS, the People of Kenosha County, Wisconsin derive an economic benefit from all safe forms of firearms recreation, hunting, and shooting conducted within Kenosha County using all types of firearms allowable under the United States Constitution and the Constitution of the State of Wisconsin, and;
WHEREAS, the Kenosha County Board, being elected to represent the People of Kenosha County are duly sworn by their Oath of Office to uphold the United States Constitution and the Constitution of the State of Wisconsin, and;
WHEREAS, the Kenosha County Board of Supervisors is concerned about the passage of any bill containing language which could be interpreted as infringing the rights of the citizens of Kenosha County to keep and bear arms under the 2nd Amendment, and;
WHEREAS, the Kenosha County Board of Supervisors wishes to express its deep commitment to the rights of all citizens of Kenosha County to keep and bear arms under the 2nd Amendment, and;
WHEREAS, the Kenosha County Board of Supervisors wishes to express opposition to any law that would unconstitutionally restrict the rights of the citizens of Kenosha County to keep and bear arms, and;
WHEREAS, the Wisconsin State Assembly and the Wisconsin State Senate, being elected by the People of the State of Wisconsin and being duly sworn by their Oath of Office to uphold the United States Constitution and the Constitution of the State of Wisconsin, and;
WHEREAS; any legislation considered by the Wisconsin State Legislature that would infringe upon the Right to Keep and Bear Arms and would ban the possession and/or use of any weapons including firearms, magazines, ammunition or body armor now employed by individual citizens of Kenosha County for their defense of Life, Liberty and Property, or for the purposes of hunting, recreation or other lawful purposes or would require a firearms owner I.D . card, or tax the possession of firearms or ammunition, or require the registration and/or confiscation of said weapons and ammunition within Kenosha County, Wisconsin; would be a violation of the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution and of Article 1, Section 25 of the Wisconsin Constitution;
NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved that the Kenosha County Board of Supervisors hereby declares Kenosha County to be a Second Amendment Sanctuary County; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Kenosha County Board of Supervisors does hereby oppose the enactment of any legislation that would infringe upon the Right of the People to keep and bear arms and consider such laws to be unconstitutional and beyond lawful legislative authority.
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