Keyser City Council declares city Second Amendment Sanctuary

Keyser City Council declares city Second Amendment Sanctuary

Gun Rights

Feb 12, 2020 at 8:40 PM KEYSER – The Keyser City Council passed a resolution Wednesday taking a stand for their citizens’ gun rights. By Liz Beavers lbeavers@newstribune.info Tribune Managing Editor KEYSER – The Keyser City Council passed a resolution Wednesday taking a stand for their citizens’ gun rights. Council member Eric Murphy presented a resolution to his fellow city officials asking them to approve the statement declaring the City of Keyser a Second Amendment Sanctuary. Clarifying that the resolution “is not a law,” Murphy said the statement would be a symbolic gesture opposing any future attempt by state or federal government to regulate gun ownership. Murphy’s introduction of the resolution came just two weeks after the Mineral County Commission took a similar stand, declaring the county a Second Amendment Sanctuary. Murphy’s resolution reads as follows; WHEREAS, the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution reads: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” and, WHEREAS, Article III, Section 22, of the Constitution of West Virginia provides “A person has the right to keep and bear arms for the defense of self, family, home and state, and for lawful hunting and recreational use.” and, Whereas, In the latest, and most evident, the government at Richmond now seeks to place intolerable restraints upon the rights guaranteed under the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution to the citizens of that Commonwealth; […]

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