Clarksville may be designated ‘Second Amendment Sanctuary City’ by resolution

Clarksville may be designated 'Second Amendment Sanctuary City' by resolution

Two Clarksville City Council members are co-sponsoring a resolution in March that, if passed, will declare Clarksville a Second Amendment Sanctuary City in support of unrestricted gun rights. Councilpersons Jason Knight and Trisha Butler have joined up to have the measure placed on the council agenda for discussion in executive session Thursday at 4:30 p.m. It is scheduled for a vote on Thursday, March 4 at 7 p.m. in council chambers on Public Square. If passed, the city would follow the Montgomery County Commission which has already declared the county a Second Amendment Sanctuary by vote. Knight currently sits on both the City Council and County Commission. “The resolution presented as a ‘symbolic’ gesture communicates to our constituents that we support our second amendment constitutional right as Americans,” Knight said Tuesday in a prepared statement. He said that, “With various state and federal proposed legislation to include the newly proposed House Resolution 127 (Firearm Licensing and Registration Act) being considered, I thought it appropriate to show that our local elected officials were committed to the constituents they serve and the precepts inherent in our constitution.” Reach Jimmy Settle at jimmysettle@theleafchronicle.com or 931-245-0247. To support his work, sign up for a digital subscription to TheLeafChronicle.com.

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