On April 27, 2021 Washington County, Nebraska Supervisors passed a resolution in support of the Second Amendment. The Resolution passed unanimously.
Verification Citation/Source: Washington County, NE – County Supervisors
Resolution date passed: 27 Apr 2021
Vote Count: 7 Aye – 0 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 I, 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 traditional lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home; and, WHEREAS, it is the desire of the Washington County Board of Supervisors 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 Washington County Board of Supervisors took an oath to support and defend the United States and Nebraska Constitutions.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Washington County Board of Supervisors 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 for the duly elected Sheriff of Washington County, Nebraska, and his continuing efforts to uphold the United States and Nebraska Constitutions.
DATED this 27th day of April 2021
Steve Dethlefs, Chairman
Lisa Kramer, Supervisor District 2
Brad Frahm, Supervisor District 3
Jordan Rishel, Supervisor District 4
Jay Anderson, Supervisor District 5
Steven Kruger, Supervisor District 6
Kevin Barnhill, Supervisor District 7
Barbara Sullivan, Washington County Clerk
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