Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

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February 19, 2013

Fiscal court favors gun rights

GLASGOW — By Amanda Loviza Vickery

Glasgow Daily Times

Members of the Barren County Fiscal Court unanimously approved a resolution to voice their official support of the Second Amendment Tuesday night, with the hope of sending a clear message to federal lawmakers.

The idea to affirm the county’s position in favor of gun rights came from magistrate Carl Dickerson, who proposed an ordinance that would not only speak in favor of gun rights, but empower the Barren County Sheriff to take steps to prevent non-local government from entering Barren County and enforcing any firearm or ammunition restrictions. Dickerson wrote his gun rights preservation ordinance and gave it to the magistrates, Judge-Executive Davie Greer and County Attorney Jeff Sharp at the Feb. 5 fiscal court meeting. Due to legal issues, the court passed a resolution that was not as stringent as Dickerson’s ordinance, but the magistrate said he was still pleased with the stand the fiscal court took.

“We’re sending the message to people up the ladder that we like our gun rights in Barren County,” Dickerson said.

The resolution passed by the Barren County Fiscal Court was the same passed the previous week by Metcalfe County Fiscal Court, Sharp said. The resolution said members of the fiscal court “support and affirm the entire U.S. Constitution, but particularly wish to declare their support of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and support all laws which are consistent with the rights granted by said Second Amendment as ascribed and will not support enactment of any law which may illegally abridge or deny the rights and privileges stated therein.”

For the full story, see the print or e-edition of Wednesday's Glasgow Daily Times.


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