TABOR CITY, N.C. – Brenden Jones, candidate for the N.C. House of Representatives in District 46, issued the following statement today after President Barack Obama announced plans to circumvent Congress and implement gun control measures through an executive order:
“The right to keep and bear arms is a fundamental cornerstone of the freedom we enjoy as Americans, and the concept of separation of powers is an equally important cornerstone of our system of government. Today, President Barack Obama brazenly trampled on both by announcing that he will bypass our elected representatives in Congress and seek to enforce additional firearm restrictions through an executive order. Making it harder for law-abiding citizens to exercise their Second Amendment rights will do nothing to stop those who intend to use firearms to break the law. To the contrary, it will only impede our ability to protect ourselves. When elected, I will be a relentless advocate for our right to keep and bear arms.”
Brenden Jones is a Columbus County native and graduate of Waccamaw Academy. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Angela, and they live in Tabor City with their two daughters. Jones has been a small business owner in Columbus County for over 15 years. He serves as a Deacon at Tabor City Baptist Church, where he has served as Chairman of the Building and Grounds Committee and three terms on the Finance Committee.
Jones was appointed to the Rural Center board by Lt. Governor Dan Forest, where he served on the transition team and helped lead the effort to restore transparency and integrity to the center. He is a past member of the Columbus County Board of Elections and served as the board’s chairman. He is a member of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the nation’s leading small business advocate, serves on the Tabor City Committee of 100, the board of the Cape Fear Council of the Boy Scouts of America and the Columbus County Committee of 100. Jones was recently appointed to the Southeastern Community College Board of Trustees.