LaFayette, GA – Walker County Commissioner Shannon Whitfield issued a Proclamation this evening designating March 1st – 7th as Second Amendment Awareness and Celebration Week. The Proclamation publicly acknowledges and reiterates support for the rights provided by the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution.
About 40 people turned out to the Commissioner’s Meeting on February 27, 2020 in support of the 2A Proclamation. The document expresses “opposition to any law, regulation, or other act that would infringe on the Second Amendment rights of Walker County citizens and calls upon the Georgia Legislature and the United States Congress to preserve, uphold, and protect the rights of all citizens to keep and bear arms under the United States Constitution and to reject any provision, law, or regulation that may infringe on these rights.”
Resident Roy Hambrick, who worked with the county on this effort, said “I appreciate the community coming out and supporting this cause. I got very tired of watching and listening and seeing attacks on everyday citizens in this country and I decided that I wasn’t going to be silent any longer.”
The Proclamation includes verbiage to pay homage to Walker County’s rich “generational respect and reverence” for the right to keep and bear arms, and that “the surrendering of such rights by our citizens only serves to strip away at our time-honored cultural traditions.”
There are approximately 8,000 Georgia Weapons Carry License holders in Walker County and countless other residents who own firearms for hunting and the protection of their homes and loved ones. Many citizens of Walker County also derive economic and social benefit from firearms recreation, hunting and shooting conducted within Walker County.