by David Crain | The Southern Voice
I know I’ve said a lot about the issue of gun control over the last few months. I’m also aware the news is full of stories about gun violence and the need to “do something” about it. Usually, the ones feeding us these reports are the ones lecturing us that the government really needs to do something about this important issue.
There are two things to remember. The first is that the Second Amendment was not drafted to give Americans the right to own guns for hunting or other sporting purposes. The Second wasn’t even drafted to give Americans the right to own weapons for self-defense. Freshly released from the bondage of tyranny, the men who founded this country wrote the Second Amendment to give the people the right to own weapons to defend themselves from any tyrants. This, of course, extended to the government, should those in charge forget their office as public servants of the people, and begin to attempt to run rough-shod over the personal property and rights of the people under them.
Read Full Article: The Other Side of the History of Gun Control | The Southern Voice
by Beaufort Observer
The Beaufort County (N. C.) Board of Commissioners, meeting in special session January 18, 2013, adopted unanimously a resolution calling upon the N. C. General Assembly to take necessary measures to nullify any Federal action within the State that infringes on the Second Amendment’s guarantee of the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. The resolution further directed the County Manager to insure that no county employees or resources were used in Federal actions that infringe on Second Amendment rights and called upon the Legislature to adopt necessary measures to call for, with the concurrence of two-thirds of the other states, the convening of a constitutional convention for the “specific purpose of amending the Unites States Constitution to strengthen the Second and Tenth Amendments…”
The motion was made by Commissioner Hood Richardson and seconded Commissioner Stan Deatherage and it was adopted with Vice Chairman Al Klemm and Commissioner Gary Brinn voting for adoption. Each commissioner made a brief statement of why they supported the resolution as can be heard in the video below. Three commissioners, all Democrats, were absent: Jerry Langley, Ed Booth, and Robert Belcher.
Read Full Article: Beaufort County (NC) Commission calls for nullification and constitutional convention | Beaufort Observer
by Jordon Greene | Indie Register
On Wednesday afternoon, North Carolina’s state legislators met in Raleigh, NC to open the 2013-2014 Session of the North Carolina General Assembly and to take their Oath of Office to start their new terms. At the same time, nearly two hundred grassroots activists gathered at Halifax Mall behind the Legislative Building to remind the legislators of the importance of their Oath of Office.
Many North Carolinians are fed up with the disregard they feel their legislators have for both the United States and North Carolina State Constitutions. According to Nicole Revels, one of the organizers of Glen Bradley’s “Honor the Oath” Rally, the event was staged “as a result of Glen Bradley’s rally call.” Revels stated that the rally was meant primarily to “send a message to the NC General Assembly that the people of North Carolina didn’t go anywhere after the election and will be watching their votes this session to ensure that they honor their oaths to uphold the Constitution.”
Read Full Article: Grassroots activists hold “Honor the Oath” Rally in Raleigh | Indie Register