If Beaufort County Commissioners have any foresight whatsoever, they will approve this resolution to effectively support the 2nd Amendment and better provide for the safely of our employees.
Nearly two months ago, I brought a resolution to effectively address
a real 2nd Amendment issue - allowing law abiding citizens the right to protect themselves in the buildings that they own - public government buildings. In the well considered opinion of 2nd Amendment advocates, and associative Constitutionalists, it was long past the time to roll back the Gun Free Zone designations posted on Beaufort County's buildings. What was a well intentioned experiment for the most noble of causes will not make us any safer, and if we do not act quickly and effectively, we may just discover that reality in the most cruel of realities.
My resolution failed
after strong objections from the board of Social Services, when the two Democratic Socialist Commissioners, Jerry Langley and Ed Booth, and two nominal Republican Commissioners, Jerry Evans and John Rebholz, lined up fulsomely against the real, effective support of the 2nd Amendment.
Ironically, I have heard from my constituents that work with the Department of Social Services, all women, who feel far less safe when they are not allowed to utilize their right to conceal carry, and must depend on the institutional promise that, in the event of an active shooter in their building, help will be forthcoming to neutralize the shooter, and to investigate the prospective murders of their comrades, maybe even themselves. This has long been the policy of institutionalized bureaucracy; to clean up after the murders, and let the true professionals doe their jobs to protect the remaining victims not yet murdered ... once they arrive on the scene and safely make their way into kill zone.
This aforementioned process was the standardized procedure; however, we now have empirical data to suggest that a far better operation exists: Allow, encourage law abiding citizens to protect themselves and their contemporaries against the deranged and the evil.
While most of these instances are not reported on the propagandistic Democratic Socialist media outlets - since this issue does not conform to their continual Fake News narrative - there are near countless instances where the deranged gunman, consumed by evil, is far more quickly neutralized by a member of the public where fewer deaths, if any, occur. The institutionalized conventional wisdom far too often is not the wisdom of the truly wise. The problem here is when they (the institutionalized bureaucracy) gets it wrong, law abiding, permitted to conceal carry Americans die rather than not only protect themselves but the lives of their good, fellow citizens.
Understanding these true realities: What will the Beaufort County commissioners do when I present this resolution to help our law abiding citizenry defend themselves?
Resolution Allowing Concealed Carry for Beaufort County Employees in Most 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, 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;
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;
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 Beaufort County Government Employees in Most of Beaufort County Government's Buildings.