FAYETTE COUNTY, Tenn. (Feb. 28, 2013) – The Fayette County, Tenn. County Commission passed its Second Amendment Enforcement Resolution on Tuesday.

The resolution condemns any violations of the Second Amendment, declares them unconstitutional, and therefore null and void. It also calls on the Sheriff  to take all measures as may be necessary to prevent the enforcement of any federal acts, laws, orders, rules, or regulations in violation of the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. In addition, the county calls on the state legislature to adopt and enact any and all measures that would clarify the sheriff’s duty and responsibility to defend the citizens of the State of Tennessee against infringement by the federal government.

The resolution passed overwhelmingly by a 17-2 vote.

It was the second Tennessee County commission to pass a resolution opposing any violations of the Second Amendment in the last two weeks. The Madison County Commission passed its resolution on Feb, 19.

Sources close to the Tenth Amendment Center indicate a number of other Tennessee counties will consider similar resolutions.

For more information about how your county can pass a 2nd Amendment Preservation Ordinance or Resolution, contact us at tennessee@tenthamendmentcenter.com.


If you would like to see model legislation to introduce in your state or local community to nullify federal firearm laws, please see The Tenth Amendment Center’s Model Legislation: The Second Amendment Preservation Act.

Track the status of Second Amendment preservation legislation in states around the country HERE.

Mike Maharrey

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