Jackson Co. Sheriff addresses Second Amendment

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The Sheriff of Jackson County has issued a letter to citizens after he was absent from a meeting last week regarding the second amendment.

Across the state, counties have passed resolutions to become self-proclaimed “second amendment sanctuary” counties. While the resolutions do not change law, it makes county government have an “official” stance on the topic.

Pike County passed a resolution on Monday and Ross County is exploring their ability to pass one, as well.



However, when Jackson County Commissioners met last week to discuss their resolution on the topic, Tedd Frazier, the county’s Sheriff wasn’t in attendance.

“I wasn’t at the commissioners’ meeting because I had the flu,” the Sheriff said. “I don’t get sick very often, but when I do, it hits me hard.”

As for where Fraizer stands on the second amendment, he said that he will continue to uphold the laws of the state.

“As a duly elected public official, my oath of office requires me to uphold the constitution of the United States of America….As such, I will fulfill my sworn duty as Sheriff.”

He went on to say that the only reason he would “take” someone’s guns is by a court order or if that person used them illegally under state law.

“Although the Commissioners’ resolution opposes any restrictions on the citizens on their Second Amendendment Rights, a resolution does not change the present laws of this State with regard to conceal carry and obtaining a permit to such….”

Frazier is correct. A resolution is merely a public grandstanding by the county taking an official “stance” with an opinion. It does not change the law.

“If you have any questions regarding your concealed carry issue, contact [me].”



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