NE Govr: No Problem with Open
Carry at Protests. 2A Rights Prevail

By Dean Weingarten. January 18, 2021

There are few Governors who will unabashadly support the exercise of Second Amendment rights at protests inside their own state Capitol buildings. Governor Pete Rickets of Nebraska is one of them.

On 12 January, 2021, Governor Pete Ricketts gave a press conference about how the Covid19 protective measures.

At about 42:11 in the video, a reporter asks about potential "armed protestors" at the Capitol. From Governor Ricketts:

So, If people want to protest and bring their guns, obviously open carry is allowed in Nebraska. But I would suggest that everybody remember that we have a pandemic going on, and a protest should be done peacefully, also be thoughtful, that people are nervous about bringing guns out, and be thoughtful about that as well.

In another clip from the press conference, Governor Ricketts referenced the second Amendment. That was in a seven second clip from

and, again, it is a Second Amendment right, it is in the Constitution.

This isn't the first time Governor Ricketts has come out in support of Second Amendment rights, against the media narrative. ....

Governor Ricketts not only seems to respect Second Amendment rights but also appears to demonstrate trust - something very lacking with so many anti-gun groups. It might well be argued that if there were any armed minority trouble makers, there would be the option to quell such very easily if necessary and maintain peace and order. "An armed society is a polite society".


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