Commissioners declare Morgan County as Second Amendment Sanctuary

Commissioners declare Morgan County as Second Amendment Sanctuary

Morgan County officials, in response to what they described as persistent and widespread requests from county residents, last week took the step to declare the county a Second Amendment Sanctuary. In a unanimous vote following the reading of a three-page document during the June 16 commission meeting, County Commissioners adopted a Resolution in support of firearms ownership rights and pledging not to aid in any actions that would “unconstitutionally restrict” second amendment rights. Read the full Proclamation here: Second Amendment Sanctuary Proclamation Morgan County Commission President Joel Tuttle, in introducing the agenda item, said he has had “a number of people” ask him why Morgan County had not declared itself a Second Amendment sanctuary county as dozens of other West Virginia counties have done. Tuttle said he believes 37 of West Virginia’s 55 counties have taken that step. Tuttle has read commentary from other elected county officials around the state and articles on the issue, he said. Some of those have been positive and some negative, said Tuttle. While there are several versions of the resolution or proclamation being adopted, Tuttle said Morgan County’s version includes a paragraph that the county “recognizes that federal and state laws are presumed constitutional until finally declared otherwise by a court of appropriate jurisdiction.” That section would serve to short-circuit any concerns that a sanctuary designation means Morgan County would refuse to comply with or enforce laws regarding firearms restrictions, Tuttle explained. The first seven sections of the Resolution reference the Second Amendment […]

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