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Gun sanctuary discussed

A resolution, modeled after other counties, for Bledsoe County to become a gun sanctuary was presented by Commissioner Matt Colvard at the Bledsoe County Commission meeting on Tuesday, January 21.

Colvard said the policy would “protect law abiding citizens unless the Second Amendment changes.”  He added the policy basically says “if they [the Federal Government] ban arms, the County would not appropriate any money to enforcing [federal policy].”

If adopted, Bledsoe County would not expend any resources to enforce any gun control measures in violation of the Second Amendment.

For more see the January 30 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.


  1. Jean Bryant on January 29, 2020 at 3:25 pm

    This means they would not enforce protecting a woman from a violent husband if he goes out to buy a gun in order to kill her or someone who is deemed criminally insane could still buy a gun or a person on the terrorist watch list. Common sense gun control doesn’t mean taking your guns from you, it means protecting you and your family from people who should not own a gun, people who have threatened to kill you or your loved ones or who have threatened to shoot up a school or place of employment. Use your common sense.

    • Sara on February 24, 2021 at 8:44 pm

      Jean’s version of reality is the version you hear about on television, not actual reality. These talking points are designed to sound good and poll well, but they don’t address the reality that a person could easily end up having his/her constitutional rights taken away for no good reason. The latest push to put Social Security disability recipients on a list and take away their rights is the perfect example. The media would have you believe that those people fall into the “criminally insane” group that Jean talks about, but in the great majority of cases, they simply don’t. There’s no finding that they are dangerous in 90% of cases, and the people who make the decision are low level bureaucrats at the SSA field office who wouldn’t be qualified to make such a determination anyway. So yeah, in many cases, it certainly does come down to “taking your guns away from you.” I could go on and on with examples.

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