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Proposed Resolution presented by Commissioner Brent Smith



A RESOLUTION OF THE BEDFORD COUNTY COMMISSION
DECLARING SUPPORT OF THE SECOND AMENDMENT TO
THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION


WHEREAS, the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution,
adopted in 1791 as part of the Bill of Rights, protects the inalienable and
individual right of the people to keep and bear arms; and
WHEREAS, the United States Supreme Court in District of Columbia
v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008), affirmed an individual's right to possess
firearms, unconnected with service in a militia, for traditionally lawful
purposes, such as self-defense within the home; and
WHEREAS, the United States Supreme Court in McDonald v. Chicago,
561 U.S. 742 (2010), affirmed that the right of an individual to “keep
and bear arms,” as protected under the Second Amendment, is
incorporated by the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment
against the states; and
WHEREAS, the United State Supreme Court in United States v. Miller,
307 U.S. 174 (1939) opined that firearms that are part of ordinary
military equipment, or with use that could contribute to the common
defense are protected by the Second Amendment; and
WHEREAS, it is the desire of the Bedford County Commission to
declare its support of the Second Amendment to the United States
Constitution and to protect the inalienable and individual right to keep
and bear arms; and
WHEREAS, the Bedford County Board of Commissioners each took an
oath to support and defend the United States Constitution and the laws
which are not deemed unconstitutional by a court of competent
jurisdiction.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Bedford County
Board of Commissioners hereby has, declared Bedford County to be a
“Second Amendment Sanctuary County"

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT THIS RESOLUTION TAKE
EFFECT FROM AND AFTER PASSAGE, THE PUBLIC
WELFARE REQUIRING IT.

CERTIFICATION OF ACTION
__________________________________
Commission Chairman
ATTEST ________________________________
County Clerk
Approved: _____
Vetoed: _____ ____________________________
County Mayor Date


 

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The PAST Act has been written to change the regulations of the Tennessee Walking Horse show circuit hoping to eliminate the cruel practice of soring.   The act's main focus is the elimination of pads and chains used on performance Tennessee Walking Horse also referred to as the "Big Lick"  horses that are exhibited throughout the region.   This bill has been written several times before over the past 6 years and introduced to only fail in getting a vote.   This time around it appears that a floor vote in the House of Representatives could come as early as July of this year.   If passed,  the bill would then await action by the Senate before it would become law. 
 

Sources in Washington D.C. admit that a vote in the Senate would be difficult to achieve.  However,  efforts are now under way to solicit Senators to become co-sponsors of the bill in order to bring bi-partisan support.   Both Republicans and Democrats support the bill in the Senate and this could mount pressure on Senate leadership to move to a vote.   Sources say that if a vote were to take place in the Senate,  the outcome would be a toss up.   If the bill were to pass the Senate the action would move the PAST Act to President Trump's desk for his signature.
 

To follow action regarding the PAST Act follow this link:  https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/693

 

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