On May 13, 2021, Village of Shelton, Nebraska Commissioners passed a resolution in support of the Second Amendment. The resolution passed unanimously.

Verification Citation/Source: Shelton Village, NE – County Commissioners
Resolution date passed: 13 May 2021
Vote Count: Unknown.


WHEREAS, the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America states: ” 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, the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America has been made applicable to the individual States pursuant to decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States; and

WHEREAS, the Supreme Court of the United States has rendered various opinions providing clarity in regards to the relationship between State’s rights and Federal Regulations; and

WHEREAS, the Governor of the State of Nebraska has declared that the State of Nebraska will not enforce any Federal Regulation or law designed to infringe upon the Citizens of Nebraska as to the “right to bear arms” by declaring Nebraska a “Second Amendment Sanctuary”.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Chairman and Board of Trustees of the Village Shelton, Buffalo County, Nebraska, as follows:

1. The Village of Shelton, Buffalo County, Nebraska, supports the decision of the Governor of the State of Nebraska in adopting a “sanctuary” position. 

2. The Village of Shelton hereby adopts a position that any regulations or laws adopted by the Legislative Branch of the United States of America, or directed by Executive Order from the President of the United States of America shall not be enforced by any official, or employee of the Village of Shelton; that no resources of the Village of Shelton shall be used or applied to the enforcement of such Federal Regulations or Executive Orders; except as to: (a) those laws prohibiting convicted felons or convicted domestic abusers from possessing any firearms; (b) those laws involved in prosecuting individuals for crimes involving the use of, or possession of a firearm as an aggravating factor or enhancement to an otherwise independent crime; and (c) those laws associated with the permitting, licensing, registration or processing of applications for concealed carry permits; hunting licenses; fire arm, firearm accessory, or ammunition licensing or registration processes required by law, both federal and state.

Dated this 13th day of May, 2021

William C. Roe, Chairman


Bonnie Doremus, Village Clerk

Shelton Village Nebraska Resolution Page 1

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