It is a new year, with a new board of Beaufort County Commissioners this January 4, 2021, so without delay, we need to know where the 5 "Republicans" stand on this Constitutional issue; these 5 commissioners on this 7 member board.
Beaufort County's Beaufort County government employees deserve the Second Amendment right to defend themselves and those near them.
This Second Amendment issue has been overly discussed, with the two Democratic Socialist commissioners stating their nonsupport, and the nominal Republicans on our board requesting revisions, with even the Board's attorney elected to take a political position
in support of his constituency. Consequently, and without further delay, the Beaufort County Commissioners must decide to what extent our county's government employees should be able of exercising their Constitutional right to defend themselves.
In these times of high anxiety, which will probably continue as this self absorbed society reflects upon their collective predicament, it is not the time to deny qualified public employees to their Constitutional right to protection, as discussed openly in the resolution below:
Resolution in Support of Concealed Carry for Beaufort County Employees in Many of Beaufort County Government's Buildings
the Beaufort County Commissioners support the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution, and the inherent right of lawful owners of firearms to lawfully carry in Beaufort County, concealed or otherwise, and;
at any moment, one or more of Beaufort County's employees lives could be placed in great jeopardy by the wrongful, purposeful evil intent of the deranged individual to kill their fellowman, and;
the Second Amendment provides for the lawful protection of our Republic's citizens by ensuring that they may keep and bear arms, when they, at their sole well considered discretion, know that they, or other innocents, are, or will be violently threatened by those of evil intent, and;
while Beaufort County's government employees will be lawfully permitted to Conceal Carry, Beaufort County's county manager will be further charged to devise additional safety guidelines for said employees, those guidelines to be given final approval by the Beaufort County Commissioners in open session, and;
those government buildings that qualify for our government employees to Conceal Carry are all Beaufort County government buildings, excepting those government buildings not covered by this Resolution, which are: 1) The Beaufort County Court House; 2) The campus of Beaufort County Community College; 3) All campuses within the Beaufort County Schools system, and;
through the accurate prism of perfect hindsight, we have collected data that definitively states that the greatest protection that a lawful gun owner, and those good citizens closest to them, will ever enjoy is the weapon that they carry for the constitutionally protected purpose of their self-defense and the defense of others, therefore;
Let it be unequivocally resolved
that the Beaufort County Commissioners support and defend the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution, and are hereby greatly resolved to allow Concealed Carry privileges for all qualified and approved Beaufort County Government Employees in Many of Beaufort County Government's Buildings.
Written by Beaufort County Commissioner Stan Deatherage for passage on January 4, 2021.