In recent weeks, a growing group of Rush County individuals have met as a means to provide 2nd Amendment proposal to the Rush County Commissioners at a future meeting.
The purpose of the group is for preservation of an America’s right to keep and bear arms.
The group hopes to gain enough signatures on a petition from Rush County residents and that will be presented to the county leaders for approval.
The petition reads:
- The 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States reads as follows, “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.”
- B. All state and federal acts, laws, orders, rules or regulations regarding firearms are a violation of the 2nd Amendment.
- The Rush County Board of Commissioners declares that all state, and federal acts, laws, orders, rules regulations – past present or future – in violation of the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States are not authorized by the Constitution of the United States and violate its true meaning and intent as given by the Founders and Ratifiers; and are hereby declared to be invalid in this County, shall not be recognized by this County, are specifically rejected by this County and shall be considered null and void and of no effect in this County.
- It shall be the duty of the Sheriff of this county to take all measures as may be necessary to prevent the enforcement of any state and federal acts, laws, orders, rules or regulations in violation of the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
Section 3 Exceptions
- The protections provided to the citizens by this ordinance do not apply to persons who have been convicted of felony crimes.
- This ordinance is not intended to prohibit or effect in any way the prosecution of any crime for which the use of or possession of a firearm is aggregating of factor to the otherwise independent crime.
Currently members of the effort are seeking signatures on the petition that will be presented to the county leaders. For additional information or to express the desire to sign the petition, Brad Hatfield can be contacted at (765) 561-0584.
The next meeting for the group will be held beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Rushville Elks Lodge, 223 East Second Street, on Feb. 21.