Make Oktibbeha County Mississippi a 2nd Amendment sanctuary county

Make Oktibbeha County Mississippi a 2nd Amendment sanctuary county

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Scott Ivy started this petition to Oktibbeha county board of supervisors

RESOLUTION OF OKTIBBEHA  COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
WHEREAS, the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution reads “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” 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 States 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 con- tribute to the common defense are protected by the Second Amendment, and
WHEREAS, Article 3, Section 12, of the constitution of Mississippi provides “The right of every citizen to keep and bear arms in defense of his home, person, or property, or in aid of the civil power when thereto legally summoned, shall not be called in question, but the Legislature may regulate or forbid carrying concealed weapons.” and
WHEREAS, Article 3, section 5, of the constitution of Mississippi reads “That all men are by nature equally free and independent and have certain inherent rights, of which, when they enter into the state of society, they cannot, by any compact, deprive or divest their posterity; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety, and
WHEREAS, Article 3, section 14 of the constitution of Mississippi reads “No person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property except by due process of law.”, and
WHEREAS, certain legislation that has or may be introduced in the Mississippi Legislature, and certain legislation which has or may be introduced in the United States Congress could have the effect of infringing on the rights of law abiding citizens to keep and bear arms, as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution and Article 3, Section 12 of the State of Mississippi, and
WHEREAS, the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors is concerned about the passage of any bill containing language which could be interpreted as infringing the rights of the citizens of Oktibbeha County to keep and bear arms, and
WHEREAS, the Oktibbeha  County Board of Supervisors wishes to express its deep commitment to the rights of all citizens of Oktibbeha  County to keep and bear arms, and
 
 WHEREAS, the Oktibbeha  County Board of Supervisors wishes to express opposition to any pro- posed law that would unconstitutionally restrict the rights of the citizens of Oktibbeha  County to keep and bear arms, and
WHEREAS, the Oktibbeha  County Board of Supervisors wishes to express its intent to stand as a Sanctuary County for Second Amendment rights and to oppose, within the limits of the Constitution of the United States and the State of Mississippi, any efforts to unconstitutionally restrict such rights, and to use such legal means at its disposal to protect the rights of the citizens of Oktibbeha  County to keep and bear arms, including through legal action, the power to appropriate public funds, the right to petition for redress of grievances, and the power to direct the law enforcement and employees of Oktibbeha County to not enforce any unconstitutional law.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Supervisors of Oktibbeha  County Mississippi:
That the Oktibbeha Board of Supervisors hereby declares Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, as a "Second Amendment Sanctuary”, and
That the Oktibbeha  Board of Supervisors hereby expresses its intent to uphold the Second Amendment rights of the citizens of Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, and
That the Oktibbeha  Board of Supervisors hereby expresses its intent that public funds of the county not be used to restrict the Second Amendment rights of the citizens of Oktibbeha  County, or to aid federal or state agencies in the restriction of said rights, and
That the Oktibbeha  Board of Supervisors hereby declares its intent to oppose any infringement on the right of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms using such legal means as may be expedient, including, without limitation, court action.
The undersigned clerk of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Oktibbeha , hereby certifies that the resolution set forth above was adopted during an open meeting on <DATE>, 2020, by the Board of Supervisors with the following votes:

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