Supervisors Support 2nd Amendment By Resolution

The Kearney County Board of Supervisors joined more than 60 other counties across the state in approving a resolution declaring support of the second amendment to the United States Constitution during the May 4 meeting.

The resolution draft presented to the board for consideration mimicked the resolution recently adopted in Harlan County and included language declaring Kearney County a sanctuary for the second amendment. Although some of the supervisors expressed apprehension about using the word sanctuary, County Attorney Melodie Bellamy explained the county is essentially being named a sanctuary through the resolution whether that specific language is included or not.

Further discussion of the resolution resulted in minor language additions to the draft. Members of the public were given an opportunity to share their opinion on the proposed resolution. No one present at the meeting voiced any criticisms. The resolution was adopted with the noted changes.

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