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