Several Region 8 elected officials take stand on Second Amendment

Several Region 8 elected officials take stand on Second Amendment

Cleburne County Sheriff Chris Brown made the trip down to Little Rock to speak for a bill that would restrict the federal government’s jurisdiction over Arkansas and gun rights. (Source: KAIT-TV) Members of the Jackson County Quorum Court and the Cleburne County Sheriff are taking measures to show their commitment to the Second Amendment. “We are wanting our voice to be heard that we support the Second Amendment as it was written and as it has been interpreted up until this point,” Jackson County Justice of Peace Kenny Falwell said. It reads: “affirming by resolution Jackson County’s commitment to guard against any encroachment on individual liberty rights enumerated in the U.S. Bill of Rights and the Arkansas Declaration of Rights, including but not limited to the right to “keep and bear arms.” “While we recognize that there are people in our county that are our constituents that may not feel the same way as we as a quorum court do, we feel that a majority of them do and would want us to voice our opinion and let the people in Little Rock know what our opinion is,” Falwell said. “My personal opinion, I think, the state not only has the authority to do it, but the state has the responsibility to pass laws like this when they can see impeding overreach from the federal government,” Brown said. Falwell did acknowledge the abundance of gun violence the nation has seen lately. He says he doesn’t want to trivialize the […]

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