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On a 2-1 vote, the Riggold County board of supervisors has passed a resolution designating Ringgold County as a Second Amendment Sanctuary County.
While largely symbolic, the resolution was aimed “to publicly state the support of second amendment rights.”
In the discussion leading up to the passage of the resolution, supervisor Ron Landphair said he does not see the need for the resolution with the second amendment being in place.
Landphair voted no with supervisors Colby Holmes and Steve Knapp voting yes.
In part, the resolution cites not only the economic benefit of firearms recreation in the county but also a viewpoint that Second Amendment rights are in danger of being usurped by the state and/or federal government.
The resolution explicitly prohibits the Ringgold County Sheriff’s Office or any county employee from enforcing any action that “infringes upon the constitutionally protected natural right of the people of Ringgold County to keep and bear arms.”
A full text of the resolution can be found in the supervisor meeting minutes found on page 15 of today’s Record-News.