Village of South Jacksonville To Declare Itself a Second Amendment Sanctuary on July 4

Village of South Jacksonville To Declare Itself a Second Amendment Sanctuary on July 4

The Village of South Jacksonville is declaring itself a Second Amendment Sanctuary. On July 4th, Village Mayor Tyson Manker will be signing mayoral order 01-2021 declaring the sanctuary and as the order stands “prohibits the use of local taxpayer resources to confiscate firearms.” The signing of the order on July 4th will have State Representative C.D. Davidsmeyer, Morgan County Sheriff Mike Carmody, Morgan County Sheriff’s Deputy and Murrayville Police Chief Derek Suttles, South Jacksonville Police Chief Eric Hansell, Village Trustees John Stewart and Mike Broaddus, and former retail gun store owner Tom Holmes on hand for what Manker has characterized as a “symbolic declaration” of protecting the U.S. Constitution’s 2nd Amendment. The official signing of the executive order will take place at Holmes’ Military Surplus Outlet location on South Main. Holmes decided to close his business after the state passed new gun laws that tightened regulation on retail gun stores. Manker says the ending of Holmes’ business should have never happened: “Over-burdensome gun laws made it too restrictive for him to carry on business. If we don’t stand up to those types of activities that often come from the more progressive-minded wing of our government, then we are going to end up in a bad place. What happened to Mr. Holmes and his stores should have never happened, and yet it did. Here in South Jacksonville, we are taking a stand for Second Amendment rights.” The announcement of the event specifically mentions Holmes’ store which had to cease selling […]

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