On April 27, 2021, Howard County, Nebraska Commissioners passed a resolution in support of the Second Amendment. The resolution passed unanimously.
Verification Citation/Source: Howard County, NE – County Commissioners
Resolution date passed: 27 Apr 2021
Vote Count: 3 Aye – O Nay.
RESOLUTION 2021- 9
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 1, 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 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 traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home; and
WHEREAS, it is the desire of Howard County and the Howard County Commissioners to declare their support of the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution and Article I, Section 1-1 of the Nebraska Constitution; and,
WHEREAS, Howard County and the Howard County Commissioners took an oath to support and ‘ defend the United States and Nebraska Constitutions.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Howard County and the Howard County Commissioners hereby declare that we support the rights and liberty of all citizens guaranteed by the United States and Nebraska Constitutions.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Howard County and Howard County Commissioners affirm their support for the Howard County Sheriff Department in their continuing efforts to uphold the United States and Nebraska Constitutions.
Dated this 27th day of April 2021.
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