City of Gonzales takes 2nd Amendment stance

City Council passes resolution barring city agencies from complying with laws outside of U.S. Cons­titution


GONZALES, Texas - With the size and scope of the federal government growing larger and larger, many people, especially in rural communities like Gonzales, are concerned the government is often overstepping the bounds of its authority.

"I think the government is getting a little carried away with it. I really do. There's certain things that the government shouldn't be stepping on," said Gonzales resident Carol Martin.

Lately the issue of biggest concern has been gun control.

"For on thing, the government doesn't need to be worried about guns as much as they (are)," said Gonzales resident Don Jaehene.

On Tuesday night, the Gonzales City Council passed a resolution barring any city agency from cooperating with any federal agency deemed to be operating counter to the United States Constitution -- not just the second amendment, as many other communities have done.

It's a move that is sure to be popular with the largely conservative constituency in a community founded on defying an authority deemed to be overreaching its limits.

"Well this is the 'Come and Take It!' town. It sounds like something that is good common sense to me," said Gonzales resident Randy Robinson.

However, not everyone found it to be an idea without flaws.

"Who decides that? Do we know who decides what is unconstitutional or not?" asked Gonzales resident Silvia Perales

"You're going to have people say, 'It's unconstitutional.' You're going to have people say, 'Yes, it's constitutional.' So I think its just a waste of time, " Martin said.


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