Here is the write up by the Wlkes-Barr Independent Gazett:
Gilberton Borough Council adopts 2nd Amendment Preservation
Resolution on January 24th
In what may prove to be an historic development, the Gilberton Borough Council Thursday night passed Police Chief Mark Kessler’s 2nd Amendment Preservation Resolution, thus nullifying within the boundaries of the Schuylkill County borough “all federal, state or local acts, laws, orders, rules, or regulations regarding firearms, firearms accessories or ammunition” not conforming to the US Constitution’s Second Amendment or to Article 1, Section 21 of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Mayor Mary Lou Hannon endorsed the measure, which was approved unanimously by Council members Daniel Malloy, Eric Boxer, Lloyd George, Susan Schmerfeld, and Robert Wagner, upon which approval Council observers in the standing-room-only water treatment facility meeting place erupted with an extended and enthusiastic round of clapping. “Let freedom ring,” was the Mayor’s victorious response.
Oathkeepers member Larry Liguori presented Chief Kessler with an Oathkeepers t-shirt, and Sunbury State Constable Ed Lee offered some congratulatory words, who himself has taken steps to nullify provisions of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (or, NDAA) as well as the USA PATRIOT Act and the 2012 extension of a number of its original provisions.
Local News Report:
Interview with Gilberton Chief of Police, Mark Kessler:
Here is the full text of the resolution:
BOROUGH OF GILBERTON
RESOLUTION 1 OF 2013
2nd Amendment Preservation
A Resolution of the Borough of Gilberton, which shall be known and may be cited as the “2nd Amendment Preservation Resolution.”
WHEREAS The 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States reads as follows, “A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” Along with Article 1, Section 21 of the constitution of Pennsylvania which states, “Right to Bear Arms.” “The right of the citizens to bear arms in defense of themselves and the State shall not be questioned.”
WHEREAS to prevent Federal, State or local infringement on the right to keep and bear firearms, firearms accessories or ammunition; nullifying all federal, state or local acts in violation of the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States along with Article 1, section 21 “Right to Bear Arms” of the Pennsylvania Constitution.
THE PEOPLE OF THE BOROUGH OF GILBERTON DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
The Council of the Borough of Gilberton within the state of Pennsylvania finds that:
A. All federal, state or local acts, laws, orders, rules or regulations regarding firearms, firearms accessories or ammunition are a violation of the 2nd Amendment along with Article 1, section 21 of The Pennsylvania Constitution and in violation of this resolution.
B. The Council of the Borough of Gilberton within the state of Pennsylvania recognizes that all Federal,State or Local acts, laws, orders, rules, regulations – past, present or future – in violation of the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States and/or Section 21 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania are not authorized by the Constitution of the United States and/or the Constitution of Pennsylvania and violate its true meaning and intent as given by the Founders and Ratifiers, and are hereby declared to be invalid within Gilberton Borough and all of its boundaries, and shall not be recognized by this Council and are specifically rejected by the Borough of Gilberton within all of its boundaries within the state Pennsylvania, and shall be considered null and void and of no effect in the Borough of Gilberton within the state of Pennsylvania.
C. It shall be the duty of the Governing body of Gilberton Borough or the Police Chief to adopt or enact any and all measures as may be necessary to prevent the unconstitutional enforcement of any federal, state or local acts, laws, orders, rules, or regulations in violation of the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution of the United States along with Article 1, section 21 of the Pennsylvania Constitution “The right to keep and bear arms”.
And here is the full video of the council meeting:
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