Hertford, NC Passes Resolution in Support of the 2nd Amendment

By on June 7, 2013

by Kelli Sladick

The North Carolina legislature may have been unable to pass the firearms freedom act this year, and  it has yet to introduce a Second Amendment preservation act, but that doesn’t mean steps to defend the right to keep and bear arms are not being taken in the Tar Heel State. Local governments are taking steps to defend the Second Amendment, creating pressure that will undoubtedly be felt in Raleigh next year.

Hertford County was the most recent locality in North Carolina to pass a local resolution to preserve the Second Amendment.

The Hertford County Board of Commissioners resolves as representatives of the people to defend the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution and Article I, Section 30 of the North Carolina Constitution and will not consent to unconstitutional laws, executive orders, or foreign/domestic tyranny. Furthermore, the Commissioners call upon the Governor and General Assembly of North Carolina to pass legislation that will guarantee the protection of our God-given right in the defense of our liberty and our persons for all North Carolinians to bear arms.”

This resolution was approved without objection.

Hertford County joins with other North Carolina counties that have passed resolutions this year to preserve the right to bear arms including Carteret, Cherokee, Beaufort, Lenoir, Pitt, Moore, and Franklin counties.

Local pressure created by cities, counties, and municipalities passing resolutions and ordinances will increase the likelihood of the North Carolina legislature passing a state bill to preserve the Second Amendment in the next session.

These resolutions are good first steps. Next, residents need to build on the momentum to pass legally binding ordinances that prohibit local cooperation with any federal efforts to enforce unconstitutional firearms acts. This will ratchet up pressure another notch and will significantly hamper federal efforts to restrict gun rights. The feds depend on state and local cooperation to enforce their so-called laws. Denying that cooperation pulls the rug out from under the feds and can effectively nullify unconstitutional federal actions.

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