On March 9, 2021, Fillmore County, Nebraska Commissioners passed a resolution in support of the Second Amendment. The resolution passed unanimously.
Verification Citation/Source: Fillmore County, NE – County Commissioners
Resolution date passed: 9 Mar 2021
Vote Count: 7 Ayes – 0 Nay.
RESOLUTION #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 I, 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 other lawful purposes,” and also provides that such right shall not be infringed; and
WHEREAS, the United States Supreme Court and the District of Columbia v. Heller, 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. To secure these rights, and the protection of property, governments are instituted among people, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”; and
WHEREAS, it is the desire of the Fillmore County Board of Supervisors 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 Fillmore County Board of Supervisors took an oath to support and defend the United States and Nebraska Constitutions.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Supervisors of the County of Fillmore, Nebraska by the authority granted the Board by the laws of the State of Nebraska and people of Fillmore County, Nebraska, we hereby declare that we shall stand and defend the rights and liberties of all county citizens, which are guaranteed by the United States and Nebraska Constitutions.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Board affirms its support for the duly elected Sheriff of Fillmore County, Nebraska, in the exercise of his sound discretion and affirms its resolve to support decisions by our Sheriff to defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Nebraska.
DATED this 9th day of March 2021.
Fillmore County Board of Supervisors
Jeff Neiman, Board Chair
Wade Sluka, Vice Chair
Larry Cerny, Member
Mark Lightwine, Member
Kenny Harre, Member
Merle Noel, Member
Ralph Graham, Member
Amy Nelson, Fillmore County Clerk
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