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.2020-01 Support for Second Amendment to the US Constitution