Forsyth County Asked To Consider Gun Rights Resolution

Forsyth County Asked To Consider Gun Rights Resolution

12:27pm Jan 17, 2020

Forsyth County is considering a gun rights resolution emphasizing a commitment to the Second Amendment. 

The resolution was proposed at Thursday’s meeting of the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners.

The Winston-Salem Journal reports the resolution was proposed by Ralf Walters, a Republican currently running for a seat in the 10th Congressional District.

Walters told the board that the Second Amendment, which protects the right to bear arms, is under threat in the state of Virginia, and local citizens in North Carolina are concerned about developments related to gun ownership.

Earlier this week, Davidson County Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution supporting the Second Amendment. That measure includes language stating that the county will not spend money or use county staff in a manner that would infringe on gun rights. The Forsyth County resolution doesn’t include that language.

Forsyth Commissioner Gloria Whisenhunt asked for a legal review of the submitted resolution, in hopes a version amenable to all board members could be put on the agenda for the next meeting.

Support your
public radio station