• The Iredell County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing

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    January 30, 2020
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    CONTACT: Beth Jones, County Manager
    704-878-3050
     
     
    The Iredell County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing at their meeting on February 4, 2020 at 7pm on a resolution to express their intent for Iredell County to stand as a Constitutional Rights Protection County advocating for all constitutional rights of our citizens, opposing any efforts to unconstitutionally restrict such rights, and using the legal means at its disposal to defend and protect the rights of the citizens, including the second amendment right to keep and bear arms. It is the intent and desire of the Board of Commissioners that this action will be seen as a measure to formally assure our citizens that the protection of their constitutional rights is of utmost importance.


    RESOLUTION OF THE IREDELL COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS IN SUPPORT OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES AND DECLARING IREDELL COUNTY AS A CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS PROTECTION COUNTY
     
    WHEREAS, the elected officials of Iredell County are sworn to support and maintain  the Constitution and laws of the United States and the State of North Carolina, and as such, the Board of Commissioners offers forth this resolution as an action to ensure the constitutional rights of the citizens of Iredell County are protected; and
     
    WHEREAS, the Commissioners recognize the Constitution of the United States as the supreme law of our nation; and
     
    WHEREAS, 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.”; and
     
    WHEREAS, the Supreme Court of the United States has held that the Second Amendment protects an individual’s right to possess a firearm, regardless of whether that person is or is not affiliated with service in the militia, and the individual’s right to use that firearm for traditionally lawful purposes, including as self-defense in their home; and
    WHEREAS, the criminal misuse of firearms is not a reason to infringe the rights of law-abiding citizens of Iredell County; and
                   
    WHEREAS, pursuant to the oaths taken, the Commissioners wish to express their deep commitment to protecting all constitutional rights of the citizens of Iredell County and oppose any law, regulation or other act that would unconstitutionally infringe on the rights of the law-abiding citizens of Iredell County; and
     
    WHEREAS, the Commissioners, together with the Sheriff and deputies of Iredell County, are concerned about the passage of any bill or legislation which could be interpreted as infringing the rights of the citizens of Iredell County to keep and bear arms or which may unduly restrict their right to the same.
     
    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Commissioners declare Iredell County a “Constitutional Rights Protection County” and as such, the Commissioners hereby express their intent to use all power and authority at their disposal to uphold the constitutional rights of the citizens of Iredell County; and
     
    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Commissioners, with the full support of the Sheriff of Iredell County, urge the North Carolina General Assembly and Congress of the United States to use all power and authority to protect our citizens’ freedoms and rights pursuant to the Second Amendment of the Constitution.
     
     
    Adopted this the 4th day of February, 2020.
     
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