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    Beaufort County Commissioners decided by a vote of 3 to 4 to defeat a resolution which would allow Beaufort County Employees to Conceal Carry on most of the campuses, and within the premises of Beaufort County government buildings; excluded from this provision are the Beaufort County government properties of the Beaufort County Court House, the Beaufort County Community College and all the campuses with the Beaufort County Schools system. The vote on this issue, which Commissioner Stan Deatherage explained this initiative 'as both a Second Amendment issue and a safety issue.'

    The losing vote for this 2nd Amendment initiative was Commissioners Hood Richardson (R), Stan Deatherage (R) and John Rebholz (R) voting to support the Second Amendment and greater county government employee safety; with Commissioners Jerry Evans (R), Jerry Langley (D), Frankie Waters (R) and Ed Booth (D) voting against.

    Commissioner Deatherage argued that by allowing our County Employees to Conceal Carry, which is already their Second Amendment right to do so, would provide the county government 'the ancillary benefits of these employees protecting themselves and their workmates in locations where we do not have security.'

    Commissioner Jerry Langley countered at some point that 'not all Beaufort County employees acted as if they had good sense'.

    Commissioner Jerry Evans appeared to be confused that this initiative was to allow all Beaufort County employees to Conceal Carry, and that it would create a dangerous situation to 'allow the public to wander around the county government building of social services carrying guns.'

This short segmented discussion to preserve the Second Amendment right and safety for government employees can be viewed below in this short video: Below.

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Should Beaufort County employees be allowed to Conceal Carry on Beaufort County property that does not otherwise provide security?
  No, Beaufort County employees should be denied their 2nd Amendment rights in favor greater governmental control.
  Yes, Beaufort County employees should be allowed to protect themselves, and their workmates at all times.
  "What, me worry?"
73 total vote(s)     What's your Opinion?

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( May 13th, 2020 @ 6:02 pm )
They did that first in November, 2019 -

After that vote, many county employees came to both me and Hood to question the wisdom of limiting our citizens' Second Amendment rights, therefore, we tried to see if we could get it passed with just the county employees and that failed too.
( May 13th, 2020 @ 4:05 pm )
Beaufort County Commissioners Ignore the Second Amendment Rights of Beaufort County citizens.

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