On March 10, 2021, Gage County, Nebraska Commissioners passed a resolution in support of the Second Amendment. The resolution passed with a vote count of 6 to 1.
Verification Citation/Source: Gage County, NE – County Commissioners
Resolution date passed: 10 Mar 2021
Vote Count: 6 Ayes – 1 Nay.
RESOLUTION # 21-05
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 of defense of self, family, home, and others, and for lawful common defense, hunting, recreational use, and all other lawful purposes,” and all 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’ right to possess firearms, unconnected with service in a militia, for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home; and,
WHEREAS, it is the desire of the Gage 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,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the County Board of Supervisors hereby declare that we support the rights and liberties of all Gage 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 Gage County, Nebraska, and his/her continuing efforts to uphold the United States and Nebraska Constitutions, and will oppose any law that would infringe on the right of the legal citizens to keep and bear arms, including but not limited to limitations, registration, excess levy or fees, or seizure at any time.
Erich Tiemann, Chairman
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 10th day of March 2021
Dawn Hill, Gage County Clerk
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