Gov. Ricketts Declares Nebraska a ‘Second Amendment Sanctuary State’

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts signed a proclamation that designates his state as a “Second Amendment Sanctuary State,” reaffirming the state’s support for gun rights.

“Nebraska has always been a state that has supported our Second Amendment rights,” Ricketts said, according to a video of the signing event. “As a symbol of that support, I am signing a proclamation declaring Nebraska a Second Amendment Sanctuary State, and with my signature, it will become official.”

A number of counties in the state have already declared themselves Second Amendment “sanctuaries.”

The move comes in light of recent federal gun-control proposals and orders following several mass shootings.

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