Trigg County Resolution Affirms Second Amendment Rights

Jan 7, 2020

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This article has been updated.

A west Kentucky county is now on the record as supporting the second amendment.

The Trigg County Fiscal Court unanimously approved a resolution Monday affirming their support of the constitutional right to keep and bear arms.


Judge/Executive Hollis Alexander said the resolution was passed to send a message to leaders in Frankfort and Washington.

“Basically the resolution was brought before the Fiscal Court though to let our state and national legislators know that we are in support of the Second Amendment,” Alexander said. 

The resolution said the Fiscal Court is committed to upholding the rights granted by the second amendment, but stops short of offering legal implications for actions that may infringe on those rights. Alexander said ordinances that offer legal consequences have potential constitutionality issues. 

“I have concerns that passing something that we expect someone else to enforce may not be constitutional,” he said. “It’s not my job to decide that. It’s the court’s.”

Alexander said he feels the resolution does not violate any state or federal laws. Neighboring Marshall County postponed a vote on their proposed second amendment “sanctuary” ordinance in order to make revisions after concerns from the county attorney over the measure’s constitutionality. Other Kentucky counties have recently passed similar resolutions to make their counties second amendment “sanctuaries”.

This article previously featured a picture of the former Trigg County courthouse. We have updated the article with a picture of the county's new courthouse.


You can see the full resolution below:

TRIGG COUNTY KENTUCKY RESOLUTION 01-2020 by Cory Sharber on Scribd