Peace be with you, all,
I just returned from the Clarksville Town Council meeting. Tonight Judge Guilfoyle requested the Town Council spend money on a metal detector and approve an ordinance to prevent law abiding citizens from carrying their legal, private property (firearms) in the town hall (public property). Judge Guilfoyle stated that the Second Amendment was "open to interpretation." The judge also said that violation of the ordinance would lead to seizure of the legal, private property with no possibility of the property being returned. This is a direct attack on the Second Amendment Rights of the citizens of Clarksville. Chief Palmer was asked if there was ever an incident of a weapon being used to attack or threaten anyone in the town hall. He stated that such an incident had never occurred. I feel that I must strongly speak out against this erosion of My God-given Rights. If the Clarksville court (which handles only misdemeanors) has security problems, those security issues can be addressed without denying law abiding citizens their Rights. Several members of the Town Council seemed in favor of this unconstitutional ordinance. Those members must explain to their constituents why they do not trust them to be responsible gun owners. Every candidate for Town Council should be asked if they trust their constituents to be responsible with their own property. We are citizens not subjects. In what other ways is the heavy hand of government needed, because their constituents, who cannot be trusted with our own property, are irresponsible children to be ruled over?