The Madison County Commission passed its 2nd Amendment Preservation Resolution when it met for its regular meeting on Tuesday morning, February 19. Introduced by Commissioner Adrian Eddleman, the resolution is based on a model provided by the Tenth Amendment Center. The vote was 18 in favor, 6 votes against, with one commissioner absent.
A significant crowd of supporters showed up to support the passage of the resolution, mostly members of the Tennessee Firearms Association and Tennesseans for Liberty according to Eddleman.
After the passage of the resolution, Commissioner Eddleman stated, “The legislation was public beforehand and Commissioners had obviously already formed strong opinions. I received correspondence from several constituents and it was 100% in favor of the resolution. While none of the public spoke, commissioners obviously knew the reason for the crowds attendance as some constituents spoke favorably about the measure to their commissioners before the meeting.”
Commissioner Doug Stephensen“It is a fundamental right and we don’t need a knee-jerk reaction from the government because of what has happened lately,” commissioner Doug Stephenson said. “It’s worked well for 200 plus years.”