VITAL POLICY – Jefferson County Republican Party Makes Resolution Against “Red Flag” Gun Laws

Other Boards Urged to Follow Suit

With storm clouds brewing in Nashville for additional gun control laws, the Jefferson County Republican Party Executive Committee made a resolution strongly urging the Tennessee legislature to reject so-called “red flag” gun laws that would deprive a law-abiding citizen of their God-given right of self-defense and gun ownership. The resolution begins with the text of Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, citations of Supreme Court cases that demonstrate incorporation of the Second Amendment against the states and another case that guarantees the right of an “individual citizen” to keep and bear arms, ending with a set of specific recommendations to state legislators. One section asserts that depriving a person of their property based on “presumptions, accusations, or a prediction of future behavior” violates the due process doctrine while another section suggests that existing gun laws should be utilized to deprive violent criminals of their ability to do harm.

We hope our resolution will be carefully considered by state legislators as they face pressure from liberals to infringe on the God-given rights of law-abiding citizens to self-defense. Our local Jefferson County Republican Party encourages other CEC’s and governing boards across the state to use our resolution as a template for their own communication with lawmakers.” – Said Shonda Griffin, 1st Vice-Chair, Jefferson County Republican Party

In 2019, the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of Dandridge declared the town to be a sanctuary city for gun ownership. Jefferson County Commission made the same declaration for the county. Gun Sanctuary Town Declared By Dandridge Board Of Mayor and Aldermen | The Jefferson County Post

A signed copy of the Jefferson County Republican Party Resolution is pictured below.

David Seal is a retired Jefferson County educator, recognized artist, local businessman, 917 Society Volunteer, and current Chairman of the Jefferson County Republican Party. He has also served Jefferson County as a County Commissioner and is a citizen lobbyist for the people on issues such as eminent domain, property rights, education, and broadband accessibility on the state level.

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