On February 16, 2021, Thomas County, Nebraska Commissioners passed a resolution in support of the Second Amendment. The resolution passed unanimously. The resolution passed unanimously.
Verification Citation/Source: Thomas County, NE – County Commissioners
Resolution date passed: 16 Feb 2021
Vote Count: 3 Ayes – 0 Nay.
RESOLUTION #2021- 5
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 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’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 Thomas County Board of Commissioners to declare its support of the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution and Article 1, Section 1-1 of the Nebraska Constitution; and,
WHEREAS, the members of the Thomas County Board of Commissioners took an oath to support and defend the United States and Nebraska Constitutions.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Thomas County Board of Commissioners hereby declare that we support the rights and liberties of all Thomas 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 Thomas County, Nebraska, and his continuing efforts to uphold the United States and Nebraska Constitutions.
ADOPTED THIS 16th day of February 2021.
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
Thomas County, Nebraska
Thomas County Clerk
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