Posts Tagged ‘2nd Amendment’

Unicoi Co. Commission backs state’s votes on guns/johnsoncitypress.com/August 31, 2009

August 31, 2009

Reported by Jim Wozniak, Erwin Bureau Chief, jwozniak@johnsoncitypress.com

ERWIN – The Unicoi County Commission normally takes a dim view of the actions of state government, but last week the panel quickly voted to support a resolution that backed the Tennessee Legislature’s votes on guns.

“The Tennessee Legislature is commended for their recent passage of several laws lessening the restrictions on people keeping and bearing arms,” the county’s resolution states. “This legislative body (in Unicoi County) supports the rights of its citizens to keep and bear arms in conformity with the rights provided in the United States Constitution.”

The resolution was quickly adopted last Monday in a unanimous vote.

The resolution was the brainchild of Sheriff Kent Harris, who had been approached by Dr. Dan Moore about the idea of supporting the Second Amendment. He liked what Moore had in mind.

“Me and him had spoken about what was going on on the state level and different things about the Second Amendment, the Constitution, about the right to bear arms,” Harris said. “He wanted my opinion of it. I told him what my opinion is – that people have a right to carry a firearm. I believe in people’s right to bear arms.

“My officers have never bothered anybody that’s going armed unless they’re out here breaking the law. Law-abiding citizens, we’re glad they got a gun. We might need them to help us. Whether somebody’s got a gun permit or not, if we stop them and they tell us they got a gun and they’re good, why bother them?”

Harris said he has not had a major problem with anyone who has a handgun permit. He said he supports the handgun permit program even though he believes a person has a right to carry a gun without one.

Moore drafted a resolution that was presented to County Mayor Greg Lynch, who favored it, and County Attorney Doug Shults, who reworded it to comply with all of the laws, Harris said. Moore considered the resolution that was presented to the commission to be watered down, but he said the development nonetheless was positive.

“I’m very proud of our sheriff and the county,” Moore said.

He said he went to Harris because of the importance of the sheriff to protect the community against foreign or domestic invasion and the possibility U.S. residents would have their guns taken away. He said other sheriffs were not as supportive as Harris about the resolution.

“We just wanted to send a message to the world that our county strongly supports the Second Amendment,” Moore said. “(Harris is) setting an example for the other sheriffs to truly uphold the Constitution, which is the supreme law of the of the land, other than God’s law.”

Why is a county government delving into this issue? Harris said it was a sign of support for the state Legislature and to convey the belief that Unicoi County backs gun ownership.

Moore said he and others are planning a rally “for freedom” during the Apple Festival. Details have not been finalized, but Harris said topics include the Second Amendment, taxes and government waste. The sheriff said Moore has asked him to speak, and he has agreed.

“It’s all about the Constitution,” Moore said.

He and Harris said there is a constitutional movement occurring in Unicoi County. Moore said it applies to other parts of the country as well.

“People are tired of seeing their freedoms taken away,” he said

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Restore The Republic » Blog Archive » There is One Type of Total Gun Ban We Need, Jefferson Would Agree, and It’ll Bring Back 1776

July 9, 2009

Returning to 1776 is really in the article. Please read it before blowing a head gasket. I am a proponent of the entire Bill of Rights. The article is excellent food for thought (and action).

via Restore The Republic » Blog Archive » There is One Type of Total Gun Ban We Need, Jefferson Would Agree, and It’ll Bring Back 1776.

Governor Bredesen Needs To Study The Constitution Of Tennessee And The Constitution Of The United States-June 17, 2009

June 17, 2009

The Tennessee Firearms Freedom Act

Though I’m glad the Governor didn’t veto Tennessee’s Senate override of the Governor’s veto of SB 1796, he places too much credence in believing the “Less-Powerful” federal government has free rein and control over products “Made in Tennessee” when there is no “Interstate Commerce” involved in the production of said products. His arrogant loss is our gain.

Here’s a little reminder to our Governor… He should be familiar with it; he took an “Oath” to protect and defend the Constitution of Tennessee and the Constitution of the United States-respectively.

9th & 10th Amendments to the Constitution of the United States:

  • Ninth Amendment – Protection of rights not specifically enumerated in the Bill of Rights.
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

politics.nashvillepost.com/tag/tennessee-firearms-freedom-act/

Must Read!-Gun Law Related-May 03, 2009

May 3, 2009

Montana has got it right.

www.freedomsphoenix.com/Feature-Article.htm?Info=0056132