Commissioners endorse U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights

Commissioners endorse U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights

Worcester County Sheriff Matthew Crisafulli (April 23, 2021) The Worcester County Sheriff’s proclamation to name the county a sanctuary for Second Amendment rights morphed into a county commissioners’ proclamation supporting the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights during the commissioner’s meeting on Tuesday. The motion passed 6 to 1, with Commissioner Ted Elder in opposition. The original sheriff’s proclamation came two months after the Maryland State Senate overrode Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of a bill that closes a loophole in the state’s laws on mandatory background checks for rifle and shotgun sales. Under current state law, private sales and transfers by unlicensed dealers do not require background checks, which the new state legislation ends. The proclamation had been pulled from the commissioners’ agenda before the meeting, which a statement issued by Worcester County Sheriff Matthew Crisafulli said was out of respect for the commissioners’ current workload on budget matters. “I stand in solidarity with the law abiding citizens of Worcester County, in support of our Second Amendment rights and all of our constitutional rights,” the statement read. “I will issue a proclamation in solidarity of our Second Amendment rights in the near future. As (Worcester County’s) sheriff, I have taken the oath to defend and uphold this inalienable right that is afforded to all of our law-abiding residents.” An inquiry by Commissioner Bud Church as to why the proclamation was pulled from the commissioners’ agenda effectively put the proclamation back onto the agenda, with Church moving to make […]

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