Cherokee County adopts ‘Second Amendment Preservation Resolution’

Cherokee County adopts ‘Second Amendment Preservation Resolution’

Gun Rights

COLUMBUS, Kan. – Cherokee County passed a “Second Amendment Preservation Resolution” on Monday. We went to find out what it is and why not everyone is on board. We spoke with Cherokee County Clerk Kyle Rennie about the second amendment preservation resolution adopted by county commissioners Monday to find out exactly what it’s for. “Well it would give Cherokee County the authority to stop federal authorities from coming in here if they would ever try to enact a confiscation, we have the right to stand on our own authority.” Rennie says it doesn’t just apply to federal authorities. Right now, the state of Kansas has a similar resolution on the books, adopted in 2013, however, Rennie says if that should ever change, this local resolution would protect the county. “So we are protecting ourselves from those forces that want to regulate our firearms, regulate them very heavily like what has been taking place out in the state of Virginia.” And Rennie says this is something that is becoming a trend across the nation and the state of Kansas. “Yes this is an upward trend, Cherokee County is being watched all over the state of Kansas as we did this, our commissioners have been contacted by multiple counties in the state of Kansas to see what we’re doing and waiting to see what we have done so that they could take similar action.” We also spoke with Toni Speith with the Cherokee County Democrats who voiced concerns about the resolution […]

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