Posted on January 22, 2020
Union County Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution declaring Union County a Second Amendment Sanctuary at their regular Board meeting on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. Commissioner Frank Aikmus asked for the resolution to be brought to the Board for consideration. Prior to Tuesday’s meeting, Aikmus said, “I feel strongly that we should do anything and everything to protect the Constitutional rights of Union County citizens.”
Several residents spoke in support of the resolution before Commissioners voted.
The Second Amendment was crafted as both a personal right and as a check on the power of government itself. Union County’s resolution honored and recommitted the County to each of those aims. From a purely legal standpoint, Union County resolved that it supports the right of its citizens to keep and bear arms; and it opposes unnecessary and unconstitutional attempts to infringe on those rights. As a practical matter, Union County also committed that county government resources and powers will not be used to infringe on those rights.