On April 20, 2021, Polk County, Nebraska Commissioners passed a resolution in support of the Second Amendment. It passed unanimously with a vote count of 3-0.
Verification Citation/Source: Polk County, NE – County Commissioners
Resolution date passed: 20 Apr 2021
Vote Count: 3 Aye – 0 Nay
WHEREAS, the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States provides that “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.” and
WHEREAS, Article 1 Section 1-1 of the Nebraska Constitution also provides the right to keep and bear arms, specifically “for security or defense of self, family, home, and others and for lawful common defense, hunting, recreational use, and all of other lawful purposes” and also provides that such rights shall not be infringed; and
WHEREAS, The United States Supreme Court affirmed an individual’s right to possess firearms, unconnected with service in a militia, for traditional lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home and,
WHEREAS, the Polk County Board of Commissioners took an oath to support and defend the United States and Nebraska Constitutions; and
WHEREAS, it is the desire of the Polk County Board of Commissioners to declare their support of the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution and Article 1 Section 1-1 of the Nebraska Constitution.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Polk County Board of Commissioners hereby declare that we support the rights and liberties of all Polk County citizens guaranteed by the United States and Nebraska Constitutions.
Commissioner Boruch moved for the adoption of said Resolution. Commissioner Boss seconded the motion and on a roll call vote, those voting in favor of said resolution: Baruch, Boss and Westring. Those voting against said resolution: none.
The Chairman declared the Resolution to be adopted.
Dated: April 20, 2021.
Chairman Board of Commissioners
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