On May 10, 2021, Hamilton County, Nebraska Commissioners made a proclamation declaring the county a Second Amendment Sanctuary. The proclamation was signed by all five of the district commissioners. If there was a vote count that accompanied this proclamation, please let us know by emailing contact@sanctuarycounties.com.

Verification Citation/Source: Hamilton County, NE – County Commissioners
Resolution date passed: 10 May 2021
Vote Count: Unknown.


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

WHEREAS, Article 1-1 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 all Nebraska residents to open carry and conceal carry; and

WHEREAS, Nebraska and Hamilton County 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, Pete Ricketts, Governor of Nebraska, has declared Nebraska a “Second Amendment Sanctuary” state; and

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

NOW THEREFORE, The Board of Commissioners of Hamilton County, Nebraska DO HEREBY PROCLAIM Hamilton County Nebraska as a SECOND AMENDMENT SANCTUARY COUNTY

And hereby urge all citizens to take due note of the designation.

PASSED AND APPROVED this 10th day of May, 2021

Rich Nelson, Chairman, District 2

Becky Richter, District 1

John W. Thomas, District 3

Nancy J. Salmon, District 4

Roger D. Nunnenkamp, District 5

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