NE: Kearney joins Lincoln and Omaha’s 2A Infringements!

Hold the Line!

Oppose Kearney City Council’s Unconstitutional Edicts!

As you might be aware, Lincoln and Omaha are firmly on the road to serfdom by recently voting in favor of egregious infringements upon the citizens right to keep and bear arms.

Now, Nebraskans can add Kearney to that list of infamy.

Earlier this month, Kearney passed an ordinance (Resolution 2023-149, pages 6-8) that stripped citizens of their God-given right to preserve life, liberty, and property with commonly held arms on taxpayer owned property.

Within the edict these public servants explicitly forbid citizens from “the carrying of weapons and handguns concealed or open, with or without a permit” and describes city-owned properties or premises as “…any premises under the care and control of the City of Kearney to include but is not limited to owned or leased property or property contracted to be managed by the City of Kearney and common areas including but not limited to the approach, sidewalks, steps, verandas, parking lots, vestibules, interior hallways, restrooms and atriums.”

To make matters worse, this loathsome edict was passed with two council members absent from the meeting. Despite the overwhelmingly negative public response to their overt tyranny, the council moved forward.

Following the example as set by the Founders, it’s now up to law-abiding Nebraskans to exercise their First Amendment rights and demand the repeal of this heinous ordinance.

With that call to civic duty in mind, the Kearney city council meeting will be held at 5:30pm today, November 28th, and will be open to the public.

Patriots who live close to Kearney must show up in mass to peacefully demonstrate our opposition to the city council’s despotic conduct. GOA will be there to observe the proceedings and to demonstrate our firm commitment our members within Nebraska.

Those who cannot make the meeting are encouraged to voice their displeasure with the Kearney City Council by using the per-written letter below and emailing each council member here.

Additionally, we must call upon the Buffalo County Sheriff, Neil Miller, to openly oppose this disgraceful edict and publicly state his intent not to enforce this unconstitutional ordinance. Sheriff Miller’s contact information can be found here.

Patriots, tyranny only lasts as long as we willing to tolerate the chains of despotism. If you wish to preserve liberty in Nebraska, then you must take action by getting involved in the political fight to ensure that your children enjoy the “blessing of liberty.”

Suggested Letter Content

Dear Kearney City Council Member,

As a citizen of Nebraska, I am disgusted with your shameful display of contempt for my God-given rights and for the Rule of Law.

These rights that you are blatantly infringing upon are obvious gifts from the Creator and are, therefore, unalienable — a term that means “not capable of being taken away or denied” as well as “not transferable to any other.”

The Kearney City Council has no legal authority to infringe upon the God-given rights of “We the People” to keep and bear arms. It is therefore prudent for the city council to withdraw the ordinance and make a public announcement apologizing to the citizens of Kearney for infringing upon their fundamental liberties.

Given that our rights are inherent to our humanity, no just government can strip them away in the name of public safety, believing them to be too dangerous. This is a fact acknowledged by the Supreme Court in McDonald v. Chicago: “[T]he right to keep and bear arms… is not the only constitutional right that has controversial public safety implications.”

Would be tyrants fail to remember that the Bill of Rights, including the Second Amendment, was instituted “to prevent misconstruction or abuse of [the government’s] powers.” The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution, therefore, protects the right of the people to keep and bear arms against the abuses and usurpations committed by the government, as well as petty criminals.

The Supreme Court, in Heller, McDonald, and Bruen decisions has affirmed this right to be a “fundamental” and “individual” right of “the people,” holding that the Second and Fourteenth Amendments protect the right to possess and carry arms in defense of life, as well as it’s corollaries. In fact, the Court in Heller and again in Bruen found that the Second Amendment “elevates above all other interests the right of law-abiding, responsible citizens to use arms’ for self-defense.” Thus, the proper role of a just government is to secure the God-given and unalienable rights of “We the People.”

Accordingly, the right to self-defense is a right enjoyed by all people equally. This right was not only identified by the Founders of our Great Nation as a core liberty that is fundamental to our humanity, but also, because of its essential importance as the means to secure the trinity of liberties (Life, Liberty, & Property), they prudently enumerated it within the Constitution.

In recognition of that fact, The United States Supreme Court has repeatedly affirmed that the Second Amendment serves as a core right that is individual in nature.

Consequently, your actions are not only glaringly unlawful, but they are manifestly immoral.