Buffalo County Commissioners back gun rights with resolution

KEARNEY — The room filled with applause Tuesday after the Buffalo County Board of Commissioners voted 6-0 to approve a resolution supporting gun rights and the Second Amendment. “It’s important that the county board pass the resolution,” said Stacy Brown of Gibbon, a gun owner, military veteran and one of the 20 or so Second Amendment backers attending the Board of Commissioners meeting. Jim Myrick of Gibbon, another veteran, said he supports the Second Amendment and the rights it guarantees. However, he said gun owners will continue to face the threat of losing their guns as long as gun-related violence continues. “If we don’t teach our children respect for human life, we will continue to have this problem,” Myrick said about the potential loss of Second Amendment protections. Buffalo County’s resolution and the resolutions of other county boards in Nebraska come as President Joe Biden has enacted several executive orders in reaction to a mass shooting in Boulder, Colorado, in which 10 people were killed, and in Atlanta, Georgia, where eight people were killed. Among Biden’s initial response to those incidents was ordering the federal Justice Department to draft “red flag” legislation so family members and law enforcement could seek court orders temporarily barring people in crisis from accessing firearms if they present a danger to themselves or others.

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