On April 7, 2021 Thayer County, Nebraska Commissioners passed a resolution in support of the Second Amendment. The Resolution passed unanimously.

Verification Citation/Source: Thayer County, NE – County Commissioners
Resolution date passed: 7 Apr 2021
Vote Count: 3 Aye – 0 Nay.

Resolution 1894


WHEREAS, the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution, adopted in 1791 as part of the Bill of Rights, protects the inalienable and individual right of the people to keep and bear arms; and

WHEREAS, the Supreme Court of the United States in several cases, District of Columbia v. Heller, McDonald v. Chicago and United States v. Miller, has held that the right to keep and bear arms in an individual right; and 

WHEREAS, Article I, Section I-1 of the Constitution of Nebraska provides that “All persons have certain inalienable rights; among these are life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness, and the right to keep and bear arms for security or defense of self, family, home, and others, and for lawful common defense, hunting, recreational use, and all other lawful purposes, and such rights shall not be denied or infringed by the state or any subdivision thereof. 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, all Federal Acts, Laws, Orders, Rules and Regulations passed by the Federal Government and specifically any Presidential Administration whether past, present or future, which infringe on the people’s right to keep and bear arms as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the United States shall be invalid in the county, shall not be recognized by this county, and specifically rejected by this county, and shall be considered null and void and of no effect in this county.

WHEREAS, the members of this Board took an oath to support and defend the United States Constitution, the Constitution of the State of Nebraska and the laws of the State of Nebraska, insofar as they are constitutional. 

WHEREAS, it is the desire of the County Board to declare its support of the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution and the Nebraska Constitution protecting our citizens’ rights

Said Resolution adopted this 7th day of April, 2021.

Marie E. Rauner County Clerk

Thayer County Board of Commissioners

Chairman, Dave Bruning
Dean Krueger
Marlin Bauhard

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