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Clay County should pass a gun sanctuary law

Kudos to Dr. Dan Eichenbaum and the Cherokee County Commissioners who passed the gun sanctuary law for Cherokee County. The resolution that passed stated in part that their decision was based on these facts: 

• The Declaration of Independence states that people are “endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, …to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men …deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” 

• Whenever the uses of government are perverted, individual sovereignty is overtly endangered or threatened, and all other means of redress are ineffective, the people may and in fact, ought to force the reestablishment of the original constitutional limits of government. 

• The Second Amendment to the constitution of the United States of America states: “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.” 

The fact is that we are within our rights to own firearms and that should not be taken away. The right to bear arms should not hinge on the misuse of that right by criminals. 

Punishing everyone for one person’s crime has never worked in society. I am hoping that our commissioners in Clay County follow suit with those in Cherokee County who advocate protecting the rights of its citizens. 

Clay County Progress

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