Last month, the Dyer County, Tenn., Local Government Committee adopted a resolution to preserve the Second Amendment.
The full county commission will take up the measure in its July meeting.
County Commissioner Dr. Brandon Dodds introduced the Second Amendment Protection resolution.
“I believe it is one of the most important amendments,” Dodds told the State Gazette. “I believe it is not only illegal but unenforceable whenever the federal government passes a law limiting the Second Amendment.”
This resolution states:
WHEREAS, the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States reads as follows, “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, all federal laws, acts, orders, rules or regulations regarding firearms are a violation of the Second Amendment; and
WHEREAS, the Dyer County Legislative Body declares that all federal laws, acts, orders, rules, regulations – past, present or future – in violation of the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States are not authorized by the Constitution of the United States and violate its true meaning and intent as given by the founders and ratifiers; and are hereby declared to be invalid in this county, shall not be recognized by this county, are specifically rejected by this county, and shall be considered null and void in this county, and
WHEREAS, we believe it is the duty of the sheriff of each county in Tennessee to take all measures as may be necessary to prevent the enforcement of unconstitutional laws including those in violation of the Second Amendment, and
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Dyer County Legislative Body, meeting in
regular session on this the ___ day of ________, 2013, in Dyersburg, Tennessee, that:
SECTION 1. The Dyer County Legislative Body hereby requests that the legislative, judicial, and executive branches of the government of the great and sovereign state of Tennessee adopt and enact any and all measures necessary to reject and nullify the enforcement of any federal laws, acts, orders, rules or regulations in violation of the Constitution of the United States.
SECTION 2. This Resolution shall be effective upon its passage and approval, the public welfare
This measure will be up for a vote on July 22, at 6:30 p.m. in the courtroom of the Dyer County Courthouse.
Resolutions like these are a great first step. They send a strong message and encourage lawmakers at the state level to take action. But once passed, residents need to seize the momentum and turn it up a notch. Cities and counties need to back up resolutions with ordinances prohibiting any cooperation with federal agents attempting to enforce acts violating the Second Amendment. By blanketing the entire state with local governments refusing to enforce federal gun control measures, they will be rendered toothless. Judge Andrew Napolitano affirmed that such widespread noncompliance can make federal laws “nearly impossible to enforce” (video here). Quite simply, the federal government absolutely cannot enforce gun control in Tennessee without the cooperation of state and local governments.
Dyer County, Tennessee residents, come out and support this resolution at the Dyer County Courthouse at 6:30.
Sheriff Jeff Box may also be in attendance. Get to know your sheriff. Earlier this year, Sheriff Box posted his press release about his commitment to the constitution and the 2nd Amendment.
1. Contact your local legislators – County, City, Town – and urge them to introduce an ordinance in support of the Second Amendment.
local ordinance here: http://tenthamendmentcenter.com/legislation/2nd-amendment-preservation-act/
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: http://tenthamendmentcenter.com/volunteer
3. Join Second Amendment Preservation Group for Tennessee on Facebook. This groups is where grassroots activists can coordinate, task, and activate their communities to stop federal infringements.
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. Encourage them to email this information to their members and supporters.