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Evans County Passes Resolution in Support of the Second Amendment

The Commissioners stopped short of enacting an ordinance or declaring the county by resolution a “Second Amendment/2A Sanctuary.” 

Evans County Commissioners voted last Wednesday to approve a resolution in support of the Second Amendment.

The Commissioners stopped short of enacting an ordinance or declaring the county by resolution a “Second Amendment/2A Sanctuary,” but approved the resolution proclaiming support in a unanimous vote.

The resolution specifically states that the Evans County Board of Commissioners desire to declare its support of the Second Amendment because many citizens of Evans County regard the right of people to keep and bear arms for the defense of life, liberty, and property as an inalienable right of the people,….” and that said right is ‘without limitation.’

Evans County joins a number of other counties across Georgia in proclaiming support for the Second Amendment by resolution, including Bulloch, Dawson Floyd, Gilmer, Hart, Pickens, and Whitfield counties.

Similarly, Atkinson, Banks, Barrow, Chattooga, Coweta, Franklin, Habersham, Haralson, Jackson, Lamar, McIntosh, Meriwether, Murray, Pike, Polk, Rabun, Spalding, Stephens, and Walton counties have all declared themselves ‘2A Sanctuaries.’

The Habersham County Board of Commissioners paved the way for the movement in the peach state back in January when it voted to make the county a Second Amendment Sanctuary. In their resolution, the language directs Sheriff Joey Terrell not to enforce against any citizen any unconstitutional firearms law.

“No agent, employee or official of Habersham County, or any corporation providing services to Habersham 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 of America,” the resolution reads.

In McIntosh County, where commissioners also declared the area a Second Amendment Sanctuary, Commission Chairman David Stevens said the measure is “meant to protect residents “from any federal or state override of our Second Amendment rights.” Their resolution states, “Opposition will include any means available under the U.S. Constitution and the laws of Georgia, including the withholding of funds, direction of county employees, legal action and other means as deemed necessary and legal.”

In both Clarke and DeKalb counties, a resolution in support of the Second Amendment failed to gain approval by commissioners.

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Jessica Szilagyi is a former Statewide Contributor for

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  1. Gene Ralno

    July 15, 2020 at 2:26 pm

    Seems the best part of America’s population has had it with the democrat insistence on redistributing wealth from those who earned it to those who did not. Democrats know the path to seizing control of America’s wealth first requires control of American arms. It also seems democrats have forced conservatives to an inevitable catastrophic brink. Consequently, conservatives are mobilizing in historic numbers.

    Clearly red flag laws have triggered the national movement for 2nd Amendment Sanctuary counties. And we’re already witnessing a sea change in the sanctuary movement. I’ve always believed these partisan and unconstitutional laws could be defeated by simply denying assistance to federal or state law enforcement.

    The obvious reason is federal and state resources alone are woefully inadequate to enforce such things as magazine size or storage violations and could not begin to undertake such efforts without local law enforcement assistance. If deputizing hundreds of thousands to actively resist federal and state efforts should happen, it’s a single issue revolt which could rapidly expand.

    Little justification exists for federal and state governments to tinker with the 2nd Amendment. Everyone already knows that half the nation’s murders occur in only 63 counties while the other half are spread across the other 3,081 counties. Said another way, 15 percent had one murder and 54 percent of the nation’s counties had no murders at all. Georgia’s homicide is ranked 13th in the nation (6.1 per 100,000) but most of its homicides are in Atlanta (16.41) and Savannah (14.41).

    Approximately 1,265 counties already have proclaimed sanctuary status and almost 70 percent of the counties nationwide are projected to declare allegiance to the Constitution and refusal to enforce laws that violate it. That would comprise 472 counties with only one murder per year plus 1,700 counties that have no murders at all. If that materializes, a desirable result would force federal and state enforcement to concentrate on the 63 counties (2% of the total) where half of America’s murders occur.

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