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Poth backs Second Amendment rights




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POTH -- The city has declared its stance that any federal measures restricting gun ownership, magazine capacity, and similar are unenforceable by city authorities. Reflecting a consensus of the Poth City Council, the council members approved an ordinance during their April 15 regular meeting, specifically outlining the city’s desire to maintain the Second Amendment rights of citizens in the event any federal measures are put into place.

The ordinance declares that any such laws would be unconstitutional and would, consequentially, be considered null and void. (See PDF below)

“I fully support and agree with the ordinance,” Poth Police Chief Lowell Hull said after the meeting.

Mayor Travis Pruski added, “We took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution. This Ordinance shows we are serious about it. It is so important for us to know our Constitution and safeguard it for our children.”

It’s not the first time the city has taken a stance regarding issues that reach beyond the city’s boundaries. Last October, the Poth City Council rejected Agenda 21, a United Nations initiative designed to promote global sustainability. The council’s decision at that time was prompted by concerns expressed by members of the Poth farming community that Agenda 21 would limit land use. (See “Poth rejects U.N.’s Agenda 21,” Oct. 24 Wilson County News.)

In other business, the council awarded its annual “City of Poth” scholarship to Kelli Kolodziej. Applicants vying for the $500 scholarship were required to submit an essay, poster, or diorama discussing different ways in which the city could be improved.

The council selected Kolodziej for her project detailing the benefits of community gardens in the city. She plans to attend Texas A&M University this fall.

The council also approved the appointment of Adam Montez to the Poth Planning and Zoning Commission. Montez will fill the gap left by the recent resignation of Greg Scheffler.

Read more about this from the mayor of Poth on page 9A.
 

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