PAPILLION, Neb. (KMTV) - Sarpy County commissioners made a declaration in support of the Second Amendment on Tuesday.
Commissioners are joining dozens of other Nebraska counties in passing similar, symbolic resolutions. The Second Amendment gives people the right to keep and bear arms.
"We as a county board have nothing to do with laws that would have anything to do with protecting or taking weapons,” said District 5 Commissioner Jim Warren. “The chief law enforcement officer in the county is the county attorney. The county attorney dictates what's to be protected and done, and it's followed out by the county sheriff. But we're happy to say we're strong supporters of the Constitution and all of its amendments."
The county passed the resolution 5-0.
The Nebraska Firearms Owners Association is pushing the effort to pass these resolutions.