Franklin County, North Carolina 2nd Amendment Resolution Passed February 4th, 2013

FC-CC-RESOLUTION-020413-1

Board of County Commissioners
113 Market Street
Louisburg, NC 27549

Phone: 919.496.5994
Fax: 919.496.2683

www.franklincountync.us

RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
FRANKLIN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA
REAFFIRMING OATHS AND OBLIGATIONS TO UPHOLD AND DEFEND THE CONSTITUTIONS OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA

WHEREAS, the Franklin County Board of Commissioners are the duly elected governing body of Franklin County, North Carolina; that upon each Commissioner’s election he/she takes the following oath of office:

“I do solemnly swear that I will support the Constitution of the United States, so help me God”

“I do further solemnly and sincerely swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to the State of North Carolina, and to the constitutional powers and authorities which are or may be established for the government thereof; and that I will endeavor to support, maintain and defend the Constitution of said State, not inconsistent with the Constitution of the United States, to the best of my knowledge and ability, so help me God”

“I do further swear that I will well and truly execute the duties of the office of County Commissioner according to the best of my skill and ability, according to law, so help me God.”

WHEREAS, it is the sworn duty of each Commissioner to uphold the entire Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of North Carolina; that further it is our duty to uphold the laws of the United States and the laws of the State of North Carolina not inconsistent therewith; and

WHEREAS, the Second Amendment 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

WHEREAS, the United States Supreme Court in its decision District of Columbia v. Heller, held that the Second Amendment protects the right to possess a handgun in the home for the purpose of self-defense; and

WHEREAS, the United States Supreme Court in its decision McDonald v. City of Chicago held that the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment incorporates the Second Amendment right recognized in Heller;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Franklin County Board of Commissioners does hereby affirm their opposition to any and all legislation, and/or Executive Orders that infringes upon the Second Amendment rights of the people as set forth in the Heller and McDonald decision;

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Franklin County Board of Commissioners does hereby reaffirm our solemn oaths and obligations to uphold and defend the Constitutions of the United States and the State of North Carolina so help us God.

ADOPTED this the 4th day of February, 2013.

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
ATTEST:

 

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Kristen G. King, Clerk to the Board,                            E. Shane Mitchell, Chairman
NCCCC, CMC

      
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4 Responses to Franklin County, North Carolina 2nd Amendment Resolution Passed February 4th, 2013

  1. tmedlin says:

    help me out here -- are they only standing behind the rights of the people in Franklin County to own a handgun?

  2. Longhunter1776 says:

    What a fine piece of “lawyering.”

  3. Longhunter1776 says:

    The Supreme Court held in Heller:
    “(1) The Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess a FIREARM unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home.”

    The decision affirmed the DC Court of Appeals decision that a handgun was a firearm for the purposes of the 2d Amt. That is why the resolution is a fine piece of lawyering. But as usual, what is the use of being a politician if you can’t act like one! As I told the commissioners to their faces, they were “not fooling anyone.”

  4. Nice. So Franklin County commissioners think only handguns are protected, not those icky “assault rifles.” I doubt Sheriff Jones would obey a confiscation order, but I bet city cops in Franklin County would.

    I was planning to move to Franklin County based on an analysis I’d done of all kinds of factors, economic, political, population density, etc. Not now. I will be giving counties preference if their commissioners support the right of the people to keep and bear arms. ANY arms.

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