As state, federal, and global governments accelerate their drive to eradicate private gun ownership in the United States, some local lawmakers are bravely standing up for the Second Amendment.
In Madison County, Tennessee (Jackson is the county seat), the county commission will consider such a proposal when it meets on Tuesday, February 19.
The measure is called the Madison County Second Amendment Preservation Resolution and it holds all attempts by the federal government to abridge the right to keep and bear arms in Madison County as “null and void and of no effect.”
Citing the intent of the Founders and the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution, the resolution directs the county sheriff “to prevent the enforcement of any federal acts, laws, orders, rules, or regulations in violation of the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.”
Sheriffs nationwide are being called on to halt the federal gun grab at their counties’ borders.
In a statement made to the Jackson Sun, Madison County Sheriff David Woolfork (shown above) said that he and his fellow sheriffs across the Volunteer State would continue to uphold their duty to protect the Second Amendment.
“I certainly support the Second Amendment and defend the Constitution of Tennessee,” Woolfork said. “I will uphold the oath I have taken five times.”
Woolfork noted that the Tennessee Sheriff’s Association stands behind his firm resolve to defend the right to keep and bear arms. The organization’s website declares: "The Sheriffs of Tennessee are strong supporters of the 2nd Amendment rights of their citizens and have taken an oath to uphold the Constitution of the State of Tennessee, the Constitution of the United States of America, and the laws and ordinances of their counties and will fulfill that oath."
Commissioner Jerry Bastin co-authored the resolution, and he told the Jackson Sun that he felt compelled to act as the issue of gun control is gaining momentum. He reported that many of his fellow commissioners share his concern about the coming gun grab.
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Photo of Madison County Sheriff David Woolfork