El DORADO, Kan. (May 7, 2013) – County commissioners in Butler County, Kan. let Gov. Brownback and the Kansas legislature know they have their backs when it comes to blocking federal infringements on the right to keep and bear arms.
The Butler County Commission unanimously passed A Resolution Supporting Our Second Amendment Rights on Tuesday. The resolution pledges county support for the new state law blocking any federal acts violating the Second Amendment signed by Brownback last month.
The Board of County Commissioners of Butler County, Kansas commends the Legislature and Governor of Kansas for their resolute actions in regard to preserving and protecting the individual right to keep and bear arms, and pledges its support in this worthy endeavor on behalf of the citizens of Butler County.
Commissioner Ed Myers spearheaded the effort.
“It was my privilege to draft this resolution in support of Kansas’ resolute efforts to protect and preserve our individual right to keep and bear arms,” he said.
The resolution passed 4-0 with one commissioner absent.
Local support will play a vital role in the success of the new Kansas law. Butler County took a great first step. Now other county and city commissions need to follow suit and even turn it up a notch. Cities and counties should back up resolutions with ordinances prohibiting any cooperation with federal agents attempting to enforce acts violating the Second Amendment. These ordinances will add another row of teeth to the state law.
Here are some concrete steps you can take if you live in Kansas.
1. Contact your local legislators – County, City, Town – and urge them to introduce model legislation in support of the new Kansas 2nd Amendment Protection Act.
local ordinance here (pdf):
2. Become a local leader. If you’re dedicated to the right and keep and bear arms, we’ll provide you with the tools you need to not only act on your own, but to organize and lead others to help support these efforts.
contact us here and let us know – firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Join the Kansas 2nd Amendment Preservation Group on Facebook. This group is the center where grassroots activists can coordinate, task, and activate their communities to stop federal infringements. Click here to join in!
This group is the center where grassroots activists can coordinate, task, and activate their communities to stop federal infringements. Open the toolkit to see how you can help out! Whether you are talking to your council members, speaking at events, educating your neighbors, or help fund gun safety training, there’s something YOU can do!
4. Share this information widely. Please pass this along to your friends and family. Also share it with any and all grassroots groups you’re in contact with around the state. Please encourage them to email this information to their members and supporters.
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Butler County Resolution Text
WHEREAS, the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights affirm governmental principles and human rights which have led to unequalled blessings and liberty across our nation; and,
WHEREAS, the Kansas Constitution and Kansas Bill of Rights affirms these same principles and human rights; and,
WHEREAS, prominent among these rights is the right to keep and bear arms as enshrined in the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution and in the Kansas Bill of Rights, which states that “A person has the right to keep and bear arms for the defense of self, family, home, and state” as well as for hunting and recreational use; and,
WHEREAS, the Legislators and Governor of the State of Kansas, with the concurrence of all members of the Legislature representing Butler County, have recently enacted the Second Amendment Protection Act in order to reaffirm and preserve for the citizens of Kansas the constitutional right to keep and bear arms;
NOW, THEREFORE, on this 7th day of May, 2013 the Board of County Commissioners of Butler County, Kansas commends the Legislature and Governor of Kansas for their resolute actions in regard to preserving and protecting the individual right to keep and bear arms, and pledges its support in this worthy endeavor on behalf of the citizens of Butler County.
ADOPTED on May 7, 2013 by the Board of County Commissioners of Butler County, Kansas.