USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- With radical gun banners unable to move the anti-gun ball at the Federal level many have now turned their efforts to local small-town councils to promote their hatred of the Second Amendment by demanding local politicians “do something”.
Since most states have preemption laws that prevent towns from enacting their own patchwork quilt of gun control town councils are left with the one option of passing non-binding resolutions. While these resolutions have no effect of law and are just a declaration of the current board there is no reason they should be anti-gun or anti-second amendment, which only has the effect of normalizing the demands for more anti-freedom laws.
Three Great Pro-Gun Resolutions
Here are three examples of pro-gun resolutions you should modify or edit for your state/county or town situation, and bring to your local council ahead of the anti-gun haters. Get the jump on them and demand they pass something positive that respects the Bill of Rights and the Constitution.
State Republican Executive Committee of Texas' Resolution
WHEREAS the individual right to keep and bear arms is fundamental to the fabric and preservation of a free republic; and,
WHEREAS our nation is currently experiencing renewed efforts to infringe on this right, efforts that would undermine each individual’s ability to freely defend his life, liberty, and property; and
WHEREAS if successful, these efforts would further threaten the safety and security of all Texans, including children and those most vulnerable to attacks; and,
WHEREAS Texas Republicans know that the principled and effective response to those with violent intent is to acknowledge that evil will always exist and that the best preservation of our safety as individuals and as a free republic is our citizens bearing arms without government regulation; now
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Republican Party of Texas calls upon all Americans to embrace personal responsibility through the exercise of their inalienable right to defend themselves and their property; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Republican Party of Texas renews our call for passage of constitutional carry legislation that removes restrictions on the freedom of law-abiding citizens who possess firearms to carry those firearms and also our call for the elimination of government-mandated zones in which citizens are disarmed; and,
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that we call on all of our elected officials, including state legislators and congressmen, to seek solutions that result in increased safety without sacrificing freedom, to work against all measures that would infringe on the ability of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms, and to work to restore the ability of citizens, including willing teachers, coaches, and school staff, to exercise their rights to own and carry personal arms without government interference or regulation; and,
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution be distributed to all Republican members of the Texas House of Representatives and Senate, the Governor, all Republican members of the United States House of Representatives and Senate representing Texas, and the President and Vice President of the United States; and,
BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that the Republican Party of Texas, on behalf of the grassroots, craft a press release in support of this resolution and make reasonable efforts to promote its distribution to the press and the public.
Adopted by the State Republican Executive Committee, April 7, 2018
County Board Of The County Of Effingham, Illinois
Resolution opposing the passage of HB1465, HB 1467, HB1468, HB1469, SB1657, any trailer bill, or any bill similar too, or any bill where the 100th Illinois General Assembly desires to restrict the Individual right of US Citizens as protected by the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution
WHEREAS, the Right of the People to Keep and Bear Arms is guaranteed as an Individual Right under the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution and under the Constitution of the State of Illinois, and;
WHEREAS, the Right of the People to Keep and Bear Arms for defense of Life, Liberty, and Property is regarded as an Inalienable Right by the People of Effingham County, Illinois, and:
WHEREAS, the People of Effingham County, Illinois, derive economic benefit from all safe forms of firearms recreation, hunting, and shooting conducted within Effingham County using all types of firearms allowable under the United States Constitution and;
WHEREAS, HB1465 is a violation of the 4th Amendment to the US Constitution requiring responsible persons under 21 to surrender lawfully owned firearms or face becoming instant felons; fails to define how to relinquish firearms; only allows possession at Sparta shooting complex, but fails to provide similar exemptions for recreational shooting at gun clubs, private ranges or under supervision of responsible adult or parent, unless certified as a firearms instructor;
WHEREAS, HB1467 is a violation of the 4th Amendment to the US Constitution requiring persons to immediately relinquish lawfully owned bump stocks or trigger cranks, while also failing to provide where and how to relinquish firearms devices, thus creating instant felons upon passage;
WHEREAS, HB1468 contains broad and unclear definitions which will cause confusion amongst firearm owners and dealers as to which type of firearm is subject to 72 hour wait period; bans nonresidents from purchasing certain long guns defined loosely as assault weapons, puts dealers in jeopardy of unknowingly violating the law;
WHEREAS, HB1469 is violation of the 4th Amendment to the US Constitution requiring persons to immediately relinquish lawfully owned magazines, fails to provide how to properly relinquish banned magazines, creates instant felons if enacted as written, creates conflicts allowing for sale to out of state persons while stating possession is a felony, bans body armor worn as protection for those who employ the use of chainsaws, motorcyclists, range officers and firearm instructors, shop owners and employees who work in dangerous neighborhoods or during night shifts;
WHEREAS, SB1657 and trailer bills will create economic hardship on lawfully owned and operated, small business firearm dealerships, in effect forcing them to close; will create undue burdens and price increases on persons to lawfully purchase firearms; will have a direct negative impact on local economies thru job loss and sales tax loss; will create another layer of burdensome government regulation on top of the heavy Federal regulations; imposes new fees on top of existing Federal license fees;
WHEREAS, Effingham County Board, being elected to represent the People of Effingham County and being duly sworn by their Oath of Office to uphold the United States Constitution and the Constitution of the State of Illinois, and;
WHEREAS, the Illinois House of Representatives and the Illinois Senate, being elected by the People of the State of Illinois and being duly sworn by their Oath of Office to uphold the United States Constitution and the Constitution of the State of Illinois, and;
WHEREAS, The Governor of Illinois, being elected to represent the People of the State of Illinois and being duly sworn by your Oath of Office to uphold the United States Constitution and the Constitution of the State of Illinois, and;
WHEREAS, proposed legislation, any bills similar to, under consideration by the Illinois State Legislature would infringe the Right to Keep and Bear Arms and would ban the possession and use of firearms, magazines, body armor now employed by individual citizens of Effingham County, Illinois, for defense of Life, Liberty and Property and would ban the possession and use of firearms now employed for safe forms of firearms recreation, hunting and shooting conducted within Effingham County, Illinois;
WHEREAS, the proposed legislation potentially violates the 5th Amendment failing to provide just compensation under the takings clause, 8th Amendment imposition against excessive fines and punishments on law abiding citizens by punitive forfeiture/relinquishment of lawfully owned property, and Ex Post Facto Law Clause of the United States Constitution.
NOW, THEREFORE, IT BE AND IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the People of Effingham County, Illinois, do hereby oppose the enactment of any legislation that would infringe upon the Right of the People to keep and bear arms and consider such laws to be unconstitutional and beyond lawful Legislative Authority.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Effingham County Board demands that the Illinois General Assembly cease further actions restricting the Right of the People to keep and bear arms, and hereby demand that the Governor of Illinois veto all such legislation which restricts the Right of the People to keep and bear arms.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Clerk of Effingham County is hereby directed to prepare and deliver certified copies of this Resolution to all members of the Illinois General Assembly and to the Office of the Governor.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that if the Government of the State of Illinois shall infringe upon the inalienable rights granted by the Second Amendment, Effingham County shall become a “sanctuary county” for all firearms unconstitutionally prohibited by the government of the State of Illinois, in that, Effingham County will prohibit its employees from enforcing the unconstitutional actions of the state government.
Farmer City Illinois Pro-Gun Pro-Second Amendment Resolution 2018
It is way beyond time pro 2A activists get out and demand that politicians pledge their loyalty to the Bill of Rights and the Constitution.