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Commissioner declares Chattooga County “Second Amendment Sanctuary County”

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Chattooga County Sole Commissioner, duly assembled this 18th day of February 2020 that Chattooga County be, and hereby is, declared to be a “Second Amendment Sanctuary County.”

A RESOLUTION TO DECLARE CHATTOOGA COUNTY, GEORGIA TO BE

SECOND AMENDMENT SANCTUARY COUNTY” 

WHEREAS, the Sole Commissioner of Chattooga County, Georgia being elected to represent the People of Chattooga County, Georgia and being duly sworn by oath to uphold the United States Constitution and the Constitution of the State of Georgia, and

WHEREAS, the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States reads as follows: A wellregulated 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 United States Supreme Court has affirmed an individuals right to possess 

firearms, unconnected with service in the militia, for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self defense within the home (District of Columbia v. Heller (2008)), and

WHEREAS, the United States Supreme Court has affirmed that the right of an individual to keep and bear arms,is protected under the Second Amendment and is incorporated by the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment against the states (McDonald v. Chicago (2010)), and

WHEREAS, the United States Supreme Court has affirmed that the federal government of the United States cannot compel state law enforcement officers to enforce federal laws (Prinz v. United States (1997)), and

WHEREAS, Article 1, Section I, Paragraph VIII of the Constitution of the State of Georgia, entitled Arms, right to keep and bear,provides that, [t]he right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed, but the General Assembly shall have power to prescribe the manner in which arms may be borne,and

WHEREAS, O.C.G.A Ş 126 (a)(9) lists the right to keep and bear arms among the rights of the citizens of the State of Georgia that are without limitation, and

WHEREAS, all federal acts, laws, orders, rules or regulations restricting firearms, firearms accessories, and ammunition are a violation of the Second Amendment and Article I, Section 1, Paragraph VIII of the Constitution of the State of Georgia and are contrary to the original intent of those provisions, and

WHEREAS, the citizens of Chattooga County, Georgia regard the right of people to keep and bear arms for defense of life, liberty and property as an inalienable right of the people, and

WHEREAS, the citizens of Chattooga County, Georgia derive economic and social benefit from all safe forms of firearms recreation, hunting and shooting conducted within Chattooga County, and

WHEREAS, it is the desire of the Chattooga County Sole Commissioner to declare its support of the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution and to the provisions of the 

Constitution of the State of Georgia that protect Chattooga County Citizensindividual, inalienable rights to keep and bear arms

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Chattooga County Sole Commissioner, duly assembled this 18th day of February 2020 that Chattooga County be, and hereby is, declared to be a Second Amendment Sanctuary County.BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that no agent, employee or official of Chattooga County, or any corporation providing services to Chattooga County, shall provide material support or participate in any way with the implementation of federal acts, orders, rules, laws, or regulations in violation of the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Chattooga County Sole Commissioner will not authorize or appropriate funds, resources, employees, agencies, contractors, buildings, detention centers or offices for the purpose of enforcing or assisting in the enforcement of any eleme any acts, laws, orders, mandates, rules or regulations that infringe on the right by the people to keep and bear arms, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that all federal acts, laws, orders, rules, regulations that violate the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States or Article I, Section 1, Paragraph VIII of the Constitution of the State of Georgia, violate the true meaning and intent of those constitutions and are hereby declared to be invalid and are specifically rejected in Chattooga County, Georgia and shall be considered null and void and of no effect in Chattooga County, Georgia

Adopted this 18th day of February 2020.

 

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3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. NELDA SMITH

    February 22, 2020 at 10:10 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS CHATTOOGA COUNTY ! WALKER COUNTY (GA) SHOULD ALSO BE A 2ND AMENDMENT SANCTUARY !

  2. Charles Myers Jr.

    February 24, 2020 at 7:14 pm

    I believe all of Georgia needs to be this way. Crime would be deterred and people would be allowed to walk in safety.

  3. donna cash

    February 24, 2020 at 7:16 pm

    I believe all of Georgia needs to be this way. Crime would be deterred and people would be allowed to walk in safety.

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