"This gun control legislation not only infringes on our second amendment rights, it offers financial incentives to states that pass Red Flag laws which violate the rights of due process provided by the 5th and 14th amendments to the Constitution."- Bob Barney, Spokesperson for the Republican Party of Jessamine County, referring to Sen. McConnell's support of the "Bipartisan Safer Communities Act."
Barney has been an instrumental guide in the grassroots effort to structure the County parties to be representative of all local registered Republicans, rather than a handful of good ol' boys.
There has been an increase in these open County Committees passing resolutions to censure Republican officials who dishonor the conservative principles the Party stands for. Recently, the Committees in Hart and Boone Counties voiced their formal disapproval of the KY Secretary of State's, Michael Adams, recent behavior mocking lawful citizen recount petitions, and sources say several more are to follow.
Press Release issued by JCRP Spokesperson, Bob Barney:
WILMORE, KY. JULY 22, 2022
On July 20, 2022 the Republican Party of Jessamine County (RPJC) held a special meeting to respond to Senator Mitch McConnell’s support of the “Bipartisan Safer Communities Act”, the gun control package recently passed by Congress. The County’s Republican Party voted to officially censure Senator Mitch McConnell for his collaboration with Democrats to weaken the 2nd Amendment rights of Americans.
The censure resolution concluded: “RESOLVED, that the Republican Party of Jessamine County hereby formally censures Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, calls for his resignation as Senate Republican Leader, and shall cease any and all support of him.”
The RPJC believe that the new law represents unconstitutional violations of the 2nd, 5th, and 14th Amendments. It added that it believes the new law is in direct conflict with the official Republican Party platform and cannot comprehend how Senator McConnell could have supported it. The resolution noted:
“Senator Mitch McConnell was the only Republican member of Kentucky’s congressional delegation to support this dangerous and unconstitutional gun control.”
The resolution notes that over 2/3rds of Senate Republicans opposed the gun control bill as well as over 9/10ths of House Republicans.
The RPJC was most concerned about the promotion of “red flag” laws. The censure stated:
“Red flag laws are a dangerous violation of the Second Amendment and the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendment’s right to due process.”
The Republican Party of Jessamine County will be reaching out to all elected officials and calling upon them to oppose any unconstitutional gun control efforts. The RPJC is also encouraging other Kentucky Republican County parties to join it in holding Senator McConnell accountable for his support of gun control.
JCRP Resolution Censuring Sen. Mitch McConnell:
Image courtesy of Jessamine County Republican Party's Facebook page.