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Page 8   God Bless America Chisholm Trail Community News WWW.CHISHOLMTRAILNEWS.COM February 19, 2020 Linda and Sarah’sCarpet North Hwy 81 & Camelback Rd. (580)255-0275 or 252-1331 Invest your Tax Refund Into New Flooring For Your Home! Great Everyday Discount Prices FAIR and BIASED by Steve Fair A conservative view of national, state and local politics THE 2ND IS LOCAL!  The second amendment to the U.S. Constitution states: “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.” Recent- ly under attack from liberals who believe gun control will reduce mass shootings, the second amendment has become a topic of debate. Virtually all the Democratic presidential candidates favor gun buyback programs, a ban on assault weapons, and universal background checks to purchase a gun. But those who would plan to confiscate weapons from law abiding Americans may find it difficult to accomplish if local law enforcement won’t cooperate. In May 2013, the Carroll County, Maryland Board of Commissioners passed a resolution declaring the county a ‘second amendment sanctuary.’ In part the resolution stated: "The right to keep and bear arms is assumed to be a natural right from God. The Second Amendment Right is merely a restriction on govern- ment, one that says to government, 'stay away.'" In the six years since, many counties in states across the U.S. have followed that famous lead. Last week, it was Oklahoma’s turn. First, Logan County Sheriff Damon Devereaux, in a signed resolution, vowed no public funds will be used to enact policies that restrict the Second Amendment rights of Logan County, OK (Guthrie) residents. The next day, Stephens County, OK (Duncan) Sheriff Wayne McKin- ney did the same. Since that day, a dozen additional county sheriffs across the Sooner state have followed their lead and declared their county a ‘Second Amendment Sanctuary’. Critics claim the declarations are purely for optics and are meaningless, but that is not true because the second amendment is a local issue. Three observations: First, passing the resolution sends the message that law abiding citizens are to count on local law enforcement not to be the tools to grabbing their personal property. Law enforcement that publicly takes a stand for the second amendment is confidently and publicly standing up for the people they are protecting. Second, county commissions are expected to pass the resolution. That adds teeth! Our sheriff is the top law enforcement officer in our county, but he can’t unilaterally declare our county a second amend- ment sanctuary. The commission is the ruling body in the county and they should follow their sheriff’s lead. Third, there is a striking difference between the two major political parties on the second amendment. The Democratic platform states: “We believe that the right to own firearms is subject to reasonable regula- tion.” The Republican platform states: “We uphold the right of individuals to keep and bear arms, a right which antedated the Constitution and was solemnly confirmed by the Second Amendment.” Quite a dif- ference.  At the Stephens County GOP county convention last week, delegates unanimously passed the following resolution: ‘ Recognizing the U.S. Constitution grants citizens the right to keep and bear arms, we the duly elected delegates of the Stephens County Republican Party support the designating of Stephens County, OK as a Second Amendment sanctuary county.’ All politics are local and the second amendment is no exception. Hinson Trio to perform at College Heights  The Southern Gospel singing family, The Hin- sons will be in Chickasha for a Sunday morn- ing concert on March 8th at College Heights Baptist Church.  The free concert at 10:15 am will feature the second generation trio of the famous singing family.  The family’s signature song written by Ronny Hinson, entitled ‘The Lighthouse’. The song was recorded by such greats as The Goodmans and Elvis Presley. It remains one of the most recorded and performed gospel songs.  The award-winning Gospel Music Trio hails from Nashville, TN. The heritage for The Hin- son Family runs deep with Weston Hinson, lead singer, being the son of legendary lead vocalist for The Original Hinsons, the late Kenny Hinson. Kenny is regarded as one of the greatest singers of all time and is a major influence of many in the gospel music field as well as in main stream country music.  The Original Hinsons began in Freedom, CA on December 12, 1967 and blazed a trail in gospel music that still burns to this day. The Hinsons were known for a high energy and dynamic pre- sentation during their concerts and are respon- sible for such songs as “The Lighthouse,” “Halle- lujah Meeting,” “That I Could Still Go Free,” “Call Me Gone,” and many others.  For more information regarding the concert contact College Heights Music Director Randy Shadoan at (405) 224-0409. The Church is lo- cated at 1202 W Grand Ave, Chickasha. “Memory is a gift from God that allows us to relive past experiences. Since not all our memo- ries are positive, we must sift through them, choosing which ones to keep and which ones to discard. For the most part, happy people have mastered the holy art of remembering good things.” – Richard Exley, July 9, 2012