On April 19, 2021, Dakota County, Nebraska Commissioners passed a resolution in support of the Second Amendment. The resolution passed unanimously.
Verification Citation/Source: Dakota County, NE – County Commissioners
Resolution date passed: 19 Apr 2021
Vote Count: Unanimous.
RESOLUTION 21C-012 RESOLUTION AFFIRMING THE RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS
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 I, Section 1-1 of the Nebraska Constitution also provides the right to keep and bear arms, specifically “for security or defense or self, family, home and others, and for 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 possess firearms, unconnected with service in a militia, for traditional lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home; and
WHEREAS, it is the desire of the Dakota County Board of Commissioners to declare its support of the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution and Article I, Section 1-1 of the Nebraska Constitution; and,
WHEREAS, the members of the Dakota County Board of Commissioners took an oath to support and defend the United States and Nebraska Constitutions.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Dakota County Board of Commissioners hereby declare that we support the rights and liberties of all 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 Dakota County, Nebraska, and his continuing efforts to uphold the United States and Nebraska Constitutions.
PASSED AND APPROVED this 19th day of April, 2021
Janet Gill, Chair, Dakota County Board of Commissioners
Joan Spencer, Dakota County Clerk
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