On April 14, 2021, Nebraska’s Governor, Pete Ricketts issued a proclamation designating Nebraska as a Second Amendment Sanctuary State. Prior to this proclamation, more than 50 counties had already passed Second Amendment Sanctuary resolutions of their own.

Verification Citation/Source: Nebraska Governor, Pete Ricketts
Proclamation date signed: 14 Apr 2021
Vote Count: N/A

WHEREAS, The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects the right to keep and bear arm; and

WHEREAS, Article I-1 of the Nebraska State Constitution guarantees “the right to keep and bear arms for security or defense of self, family, home, and others, and for lawful common defense, hunting recreational use, and all other lawful purposes” and states that this right “shall not be denied or infringed by the state or any subdivision thereof;” and

WHEREAS, The State of Nebraska has protected the right of Nebraskans to open carry and conceal carry; and

WHEREAS, Nebraska will stand up against federal overreach and attempts to regulate gun ownership and use in the Good Life; and

WHEREAS, The White House and U.S. Congress have announced their intention to pursue measures that would infringe on the right to keep and bear arms; and

WHEREAS, A growing number of counties in Nebraska have declared themselves as “Second Amendment Sanctuary” counties; and

WHEREAS, Nebraska will continue to take any necessary step to defend our right to keep and bear arms.

NOW, THEREFORE, I Pete Ricketts, Governor of the State of Nebraska, DO HEREBY PROCLAIM the State of Nebraska is a


and I do hereby urge all citizens to take due note of the designation.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have herunto set my hand, and cause the Great Seal of the State of Nebraska to be affixed this Thirteenth day of April, in the year of our Lord Two Thousand Twenty-One.

Nebraska Second Amendment Sanctuary State Proclamation