In 2021, Nance County, Nebraska Commissioners passed a resolution in support of the Second Amendment. The resolution passed unanimously.
Verification Citation/Source: Nance County, NE – County Commissioners
Resolution date passed: 2021
Vote Count: 7 Aye – O Nay.
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 of defense of self, family, home, and others, and for the 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 the Nance 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 Nance County Board of Supervisors hereby declare that we support the rights and liberties of all Nance 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 Nance 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.
Timothy Cormwell, Chairman
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