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Commissioners approve two resolutions concerning 2nd Amendment rights

Published On: Feb 04 2013 06:41:38 PM CST   Updated On: Feb 04 2013 06:42:03 PM CST

Pitt County Commissioners passed two resolutions aimed at defending North Carolina citizens' right to own guns.

The first resolution asks the General Assembly to pass legislation that will protect people's rights given by the 2nd amendment.

The second resolution asks the General Assembly to defend citizens' right to privacy, by prohibiting the public release of any personal information of legal gun owners.

The first motion passed by a vote of 6-3. The second passed by a vote of 7-2. The motions were specifically for Pitt County, not the state.

NewsChannel 12 spoke with Commissioner Glen Webb, who wrote the resolutions, after the meeting.

"I'm pleased that it passed. Even the folks that voted against it I don't think that they don't support the constitution but we just have some difference of opinions on some things and that's how the system works," Webb said.

Commissioner Melvin McLawhorn voted against the motions.

"I was somewhat disappointed but we have to move on," McLawhorn said.

The resolutions will now go on to the General Assembly for review.