Jefferson County commissioners sign resolution supporting Second Amendment

Jefferson County commissioners sign resolution supporting Second Amendment

STEUBENVILLE — A resolution passed Thursday reaffirmed the Jefferson County Commissioners’ support for the Second Amendment, but Bill Powers was quick to point out he wished it did more. The resolution, titled “To Declare Support of the Second Amendment” cited both the United States and Ohio Constitutions and the commissioners taking an oath to support the Constitution. “The Board of County Commissioners, County of Jefferson, State of Ohio, hereby reaffirms its support for the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution, and wishes to express its deep commitment to protecting the Jefferson County Citizens Second Amendment Rights,” the resolution, which was read by Commissioner Thomas Graham, stated. “It may not go as far as what everyone likes or would like to see, but it does say we support the Second Amendment,” Graham said. Powers, who owns Powers Defensive Tactics on Sunset Boulevard, quickly pointed out when given the chance to speak that he wanted something that had “more teeth.” “It’s fair, but I don’t think there’s enough teeth in it,” he said. “I understand your predicament. We want, I guess you might say, a little more backing if something might happen. It says you’re sworn to the Second Amendment, that’s a good thing, but what if they try to change it?” Powers, his friend Jeff Bake, and members of a Second Amendment group that meets at the gun shop had appeared a week earlier to ask the commissioners to declare the county a “Second Amendment Sanctuary,” similar to action […]

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