2nd Amendment Protection Ordinance for Greenville, SC
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights. Among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. To secure these rights, Governments are instituted amongst Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed - That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the People to alter or to abolish it. It is our right to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, so that they shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. However, when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object reveals a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. Such has been the patient sufferance of this United States of America; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of present Tyrannical Laws is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
I, as a concerned individual and citizen, would like the following to be instituted for Greenville, SC:
Second Amendment Protection Ordinance: The right to own and bear arms is fundamental to our system of ordered liberty, and any infringement thereupon should not be enforced or supported by the law enforcement of this County or State.