On April 12, 2021, Lincoln County, Nebraska Commissioners passed a resolution in support of the Second Amendment. It passed unanimously with a vote of 5-0.
Verification Citation/Source: Lincoln County, NE – County Commissioners
Resolution date passed: 12 Apr 2021
Vote Count: 5 Aye – 0 Nay.
RESOLUTION NO. 2021-10
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 the lawful common defense, hunting, recreational use, and all other lawful purposes,” and also 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’s right to own and possess firearms, for traditionally lawful purposes such as self-defense within the home; and, for other lawful purposes; and
Whereas, the United States Supreme Court, in McDonald v. Chicago, 561 U.S. 742 (2010) affirmed that the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution applies to the states through the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution; and
Whereas, it is the desire of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners to declare its support of the Second Amendment to the United State Constitution and Article 1, Section I-1 of the Nebraska Constitution; and,
Whereas, the members of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners have taken an oath to defend and uphold the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Nebraska;
Now, Therefore, Be it Resolved, that the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners hereby declare that we support the rights and liberties of all Lincoln County citizens guaranteed by the United States and Nebraska Constitutions.
Be it Further Resolved, that this Board affirms its support for the duly elected Sheriff of Lincoln County, Nebraska, and his 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.
MOTION CARRIED BY VOTE OF 5 to 0 on this 12th day of April 2021.
WHEREUPON the Chairman declared this herein Resolution (Resolution No. 2021-10 ) duly adopted, passed and approved this 12th day of April, 2021.
THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE COUNTY OF LINCOLN, IN THE STATE OF NEBRASKA
KENT WEEMS, CHAIRMAN
BILL HENRY, COMMISSIONER
CHRISTOPHER BRUNS, COMMISSIONER
JERRY WOODRUFF, COMMISSIONER
JOSEPH HEWGLEY, COMMISSIONER
Rebecca J. Rossell
Lincoln County Clerk
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