Governor Pete Ricketts Declares Nebraska a ‘2nd Amendment Sanctuary State’

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts speaks during a news conference with State business and educat
AP Photo/Nati Harnik

On Wednesday, Gov. Pete Ricketts (R-NE) declared Nebraska a “2nd Amendment Sanctuary State.”

The state-level action comes after passage of “Second Amendment Sanctuary” status in a number of Nebraska counties, WOWT noted.
NTV ABC highlighted the proclamation’s warning: “The White House and U.S. Congress have announced their intention to pursue measures that would infringe on the right to keep and bear arms,” it reads. As a result, “Nebraska will stand up against federal overreach and attempts to regulate gun ownership and use in the Good Life.”

Ricketts posted a video himself signing the proclamation to Facebook:

Gov. Ricketts Designates Nebraska as a Second Amendment Sanctuary State

It’s official: Nebraska is a Second Amendment Sanctuary State! #2A

Posted by Governor Pete Ricketts on Wednesday, April 14, 2021

On April 7, 2021, Breitbart News reported Gov. Doug Ducey (R-AZ) signed legislation prohibiting the in-state enforcement of federal gun control laws that infringe on the Second Amendment.

The Associated Press observed the legislation Ducey signed, HB 2111, “[prohibits] police and sheriffs from enforcing federal gun laws that violate the 2nd Amendment.”

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkinsa weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him at You can sign up to get Down Range at


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