On April 13, 2021, Phelps County, Nebraska Commissioners passed a resolution in support of the Second Amendment. The Resolution passed unanimously.
Verification Citation/Source: Phelps County, NE – County Commissioners
Resolution date passed: 13 Apr 2021
Vote Count: 7 Aye– 0 Nay.
RESOLUTION NO. 21-9
A RESOLUTION OF THE PHELPS COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS 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 Phelps 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 Phelps County Board of Commissioners took an oath to support and defend the United States and Nebraska Constitutions.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Phelps 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 fix the duly elected Sheriff of Phelps County, Nebraska, and his continuing efforts to uphold the United States and Nebraska Constitutions.
ADOPTED this 13th clay of April 2021.
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS:
Sally Fox, Phelps County Clerk
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