Lincoln County and the 2nd Amendment

Becoming a Sanctuary County for gun rights
Published: Mar. 30, 2021 at 9:32 PM CDT
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - At least one Lincoln County Commissioner says he will vote to preserve 2nd Amendment rights in Lincoln County. In an exclusive interview, Chairman of the Lincoln County Commissioners Kent Weems told News 2 that he cannot speak for the board, but he feels confident the commissioners will put the notion of being a sanctuary county for 2nd Amendment rights on the Lincoln County Commissioners’ agenda. He believes it is something they will adopt.

Weems added that a resolution to support 2nd Amendment rights to “own firearms and protect yourself and your family,” is certainly something he supports.

Veteran and Senator Tom Brewer explains that in Nebraska, if counties want, by a vote of a majority of their County Commissioners, counties may go on record as a 2nd Amendment Sanctuary County. Then, the county is added to the list of others also voting likewise.

A look at a map from the Nebraska Firearms Owners Association shows counties in green already claiming 2nd Amendment Sanctuary status. Those in yellow have the resolution on their agenda, and those in gray have not taken any action yet.

As of March 30, this is the status of the 2nd Amendment Sanctuary Counties in Nebraska. Those...
As of March 30, this is the status of the 2nd Amendment Sanctuary Counties in Nebraska. Those adopting the resolution are shown in green.(NEBRASKA FIREARMS OWNERS ASSOCIATION)

Weems says he feels confident this issue will be on the Lincoln County Commissioners’ agenda in the next thirty to sixty days.

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