On April 13, 2021, Buffalo County, Nebraska Commissioners passed a resolution in support of the Second Amendment. The resolution passed unanimously with a vote count of 6-0.
Verification Citation/Source: Buffalo County, NE – County Commissioners
Resolution date passed: 13 Apr 2021
Vote Count: 6 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 Buffalo 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 Buffalo 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 Buffalo County Board of Commissioners hereby declare that we support the rights and liberties of all Buffalo County citizens guaranteed by the United States and Nebraska Constitutions.
PASSED AND APPROVED THIS 13TH DAY OF APRIL, 2021
Ivan Klein, Vice Chairperson
Buffalo County Board of Commissioners
Janice I. Griffin
Buffalo County Clerk
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