Lehighton mayor issues proclamation in support of Second Amendment

The mayor of Lehighton has issued a proclamation in support of the Second Amendment. Mayor Clark Ritter read the proclamation at Monday’s borough council meeting in which he proclaimed his ongoing commitment to the Constitution of the United States, the Second Amendment and the Constitution and laws of the commonwealth. Ritter noted in his proclamation that this year marks the 234th anniversary of the drafting of the Constitution of the United States of America. “Upon my ‘swearing in,’ I pledged an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution and laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This oath is taken seriously and held in high regard by myself. “In addition to my commitment to the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution and laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, I hold dear the fundamental and individual right of the people to keep and bear arms as guaranteed by the Second Amendment. In its affirmation of support to the Second Amendment, the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution and laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, I will utilize my resources to oppose any proposed legislation that would infringe upon our citizenry’s right as guaranteed by the Second Amendment.” Last month, council remained noncommittal on a resolution that would see the borough listed as a Second Amendment sanctuary. Ritter at that time once again told council that he would like to see them pass the resolution, which he said continues to gather […]

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