On April 13, 2021, Platte County, Nebraska Commissioners passed a resolution in support of the Second Amendment. The resolution passed with a unanimous vote of 7-0.
Verification Citation/Source: Platte County, NE – County Commissioners
Resolution date passed: 13 Apr 2021
Vote Count: 7 Ayes – 0 Nays
RESOLUTION NO. 21-08
WHEREAS, the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution provides that it is the right of the people to keep and bear arms, and that right shall not be infringed; and
WHEREAS, Article 1, Section 1-1 of the Nebraska Constitution also provides the right to keep and bear arms, specifically “for security of defense of self, family, home, and others, and for lawful common defense, hunting, recreational use, and all other lawful purposes,” and all provides that such right shall not be infringed; and,
WHEREAS, the United States Supreme Court in the District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008) affirmed an individual’ right to possess firearms, unconnected with service in a militia, for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home; and
WHEREAS, it is the desire of the Platte County Board of Supervisors to declare its support of the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution and Article 1, Section 1-1 of the Nebraska Constitution; and
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the County Board of Supervisors hereby declare that we support the rights and liberties of all Platte County citizens guaranteed by the United States and Nebraska Constitutions.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board affirms its support for the duly elected Sheriff of Platte County, Nebraska, and his/her continuing efforts to uphold the United States and Nebraska Constitutions, and will oppose any law that would infringe on the right of the legal citizens to keep and bear arms, including but not limited to limitations registration, excess levy or fees, or seizure at any time.
Dated and Approved this 13th of April 2021.
Gerald B. Micek, Chairman
Diane C. Pinger, Platte County Clerk
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