Fiscal Court Approves Resolution Supporting All Amendments

A crowd was on hand at Tuesday morning’s Christian County Fiscal Court meeting to show their support for the 2nd Amendment: “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.”

Matt McGowan

Matt McGowan, a social studies teacher at Heritage Christian Academy, spoke to magistrates on behalf of the Kentucky United Christian County group asking Fiscal Court for support of the 2nd Amendment. McGowan said he is alarmed at the events in recent weeks in neighboring states and pre-filed legislation in Kentucky. He added the 2nd Amendment is a brief but pivotal piece of legislation and then read a proposed resolution prepared by the group that if adopted would support, if approved by magistrates, Christian County becoming a 2nd Amendment sanctuary county.

Jeff Springer of Hopkinsville, who served in the military for 10 years and is a Purple Heart recipient, also addressed magistrates and said he too is concerned about pre-filed bills.

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Jeff Springer

He added that these bills are why they were addressing the fiscal court and asking them to support becoming a 2nd Amendment sanctuary county.

A resolution regarding the Christian Fiscal Court’s support of the United States and Kentucky Constitution and Amendments was unanimously approved by magistrates as presented by County Attorney John Soyars, Jr.

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Magistrates Phillip Peterson and Jerry Gilliam said they would like to see Fiscal Court take it one step further. Gilliam explained to the News Edge after the meeting that he would like a resolution that addresses the 2nd Amendment and how Fiscal Court supports it and are opposed to anything that would hinder it.

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Soyars told the News Edge the resolution approved Tuesday affirms and expresses the will of fiscal court’s support for all 27 amendments.

Judge-Executive Steve Tribble told the News Edge, personally, he believes the resolution they approved Tuesday is enough and a 2nd Amendment sanctuary county is not needed, unless magistrates feel differently. Soyars adds the United States and Kentucky have strong protections for the right to bear arms.

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The next fiscal court meeting will be Tuesday morning, January 28, at 8:00 in the courtroom at the Christian County Courthouse.

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