“I want to say, as long as I'm sheriff in Hawkins County, I'll uphold the Constitution of the state of Tennessee and the Constitution of the United States. Everything will be fine here in Hawkins County. We have the right to bear arms.” — Sheriff Ronnie Lawson
The Hawkins County Commission will consider a “Second Amendment Sanctuary County” resolution when it meets in regular session Monday, which expresses opposition to “red flag laws” such as what has prompted massive protest this week in Virginia's capital.
No discussion by the full commission preceded the vote, and no one spoke on the issue during public comment.