Nemaha County declares itself a Second Amendment Sanctuary

Nemaha County declares itself a Second Amendment Sanctuary

AUBURN – Commissioners in Otoe and Nemaha counties have joined 80 other Nebraska county boards in resolutions declaring Second Amendment Sanctuaries. Nemaha County Board Chairman Bryan Mellage said he has received numerous letters and citizen encounters since the resolution was first discussed in April. Mellage: “One of the things I said last time was that I would like to see some support and boy, did I see it. I think that’s just fantastic. “ Al Witte told commissioners that their passage of the resolution shows support for LB188, which introduces the Second Amendment Preservation Act in the state Legislature. He said LB 188 will ensure that state employees are not compelled to follow through on federal directives in violation of the Second Amendment. Witte: “By this subdivision, this county board, signing this resolution sends the message to state senators to move this onto the floor for discussion and get it to the governor’s desk to be signed into law.” Nemaha County Sheriff Brent Lottman said federal courts have already ruled that state officers can’t be forced to do federal work. Bill Aultz of Nebraska City has been active in several organizations in support of the Second Amendment for the past couple of years. He asked the Otoe County Board and Nebraska City City Council to pass sanctuary ordinances prior to the pandemic, but both declined. Otoe County revisited the issue Tuesday and passed an ordinance. Aultz: “It shows locally — and that’s where everybody has to start at, is […]

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