Freeholder Lillian Burry will ask her colleagues on the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders this afternoon to join the growing nationwide movement supporting the right of citizens to bear arms by declaring Monmouth a “Second Amendment Lawful Gun Owner County.”
Burry told MMM that she will introduce her resolution at the freeholders’ workshop meeting this afternoon at 1 p.m. and ask that it be added to the agenda for the regular meeting scheduled for 5 p.m.
If the majority of the Board agrees, Monmouth will join Atlantic, Cape May, Warren, Salem and Sussex Counties in declaring their support of lawful gun ownership and their opposition to state and federal legislation that infringes on those rights, according a report at njherald.
“The right to bear arms is fundamental to our freedom, which is why our founders included it prominently in the Bill of Rights,” Burry said. “It is incumbent on us as elected officials to stand for those rights and uphold our Oaths of Office.”
The Monmouth County 2A Sanctuary group is gathering at the Hall of Records prior to the regular freeholder meeting.