I was glad to see the Commissioners of the County release this at a meeting last night:
A Resolution to Preserve and Defend the United States ConstitutionandNorth Carolina Constitution: The Second Amendment to the U.S. 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 : Article I, Sec. 30 in the NC 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
: President Obama recently announced his 23 anti-gun initiatives – even going so far as to use Executive Orders to bypass our God given rights of self-defense; and
: A Militia when properly formed is in fact the people themselves … and includes … all men capable of bearing arms; and
: It being “necessary to the security of a free State” meant that the right of the people to bear arms was, and remains, the ultimate barrier to government tyranny; and : Gun control only ensures law-abiding citizens are powerless in the face of criminal threat; and
: The Franklin County Commissioners resolve to defend the 2nd Amendment and Article I, Sec. 30 and will not bow down to Unconstitutional laws, executive orders, or foreign/domestic tyranny. Furthermore, the Commissioners call upon the Governor and General Assembly of North Carolina to pass legislation that will guarantee the protection of our God-given right to self-defense for all North Carolinians; and , the County Manager be directed to see that no county paid staff participate in nor allow any county resources be used in the implementation or enforcement of any Unconstitutional law, executive order or executive directive that infringe on the God-given right to self-defense.