Forsyth County Commissioners To Vote On Second Amendment Protection Resolution

Forsyth County Commissioners To Vote On Second Amendment Protection Resolution

5:07pm Jan 23, 2020
KERI BROWN/WFDD

The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will vote early next month on a resolution affirming the county’s support of the Second Amendment. 

The resolution declares Forsyth County a “constitutional rights protection county” and implores government officials to protect the constitution, specifically the right to bear arms. 

A version of it was first proposed by a group of citizens at a meeting earlier this month. They told the commission they were troubled by what they saw as anti-gun actions taken by lawmakers. Commissioner Ted Kaplan was skeptical of the resolution.

“I’m fine with the Second Amendment, but I don’t know why the comments made in the proposed resolution...why it wouldn’t be for all of the amendments to the constitution," said Kaplan. "I mean, don’t we support them all?”

Commissioner Gloria Whisenhunt says since that meeting, she has revised the resolution.

“We went through the resolution that was presented to us and then pulled out what we were comfortable with and what we feel addressed their insecurities," she says. "We think it's a good resolution that should bring closure to the subject.”

Commissioners are set to vote on the matter during their February 6 meeting. Other counties, including Davidson, have recently passed similar measures.

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