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At the emergency meeting of the Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday, the board adopted a resolution to support the 2nd Amendment of the US Constitution. 

The motion to adopt passed 3-0.

The resolution reads, in part:

Whereas, the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution states, “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,” and

Whereas, Article I, Section 32 of the Indiana Constitution states, “The people shall have a right to bear arms for the defense of themselves and the State,” and 

Whereas, each member of the Board of Commissioners maintains a strong commitment to the rights of Washington County residents to keep and bear arms, and

Whereas, each member of the Board of Commissioners opposes the adoption of laws, ordinances, rules, regulations and other similar restrictions intended to limit and infringe upon the Constitutional Rights of Washington County residents to keep and bear arms as guaranteed by the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution and Article I, Section 32 of the Indiana Constitution. 

It is now therefore resolved by the Washington County Board of Commissioners as follows:

  1. The Board of Commissioners declares Washington County, State of Indiana, to be a defender of Second Amendment Rights. 
  2. The board of Commissioners supports and intends to protect the rights granted to Washington County residents under the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution and Article I, Section 32 of the Indiana Constitution. 
  3. The Board of Commissioners expresses the intention to oppose and prevent the expenditure of Washington County public funds for purposes serving to promote the unconstitutional infringement upon each Washington County citizens’ right to keep and bear arms.