Today, Nebraska’s Constitutional Carry legislation, Legislative Bill 773, was successfully voted out of committee through a procedural move called a “pull motion.” The measure now heads to the Senate Floor for a full vote. Please contact your state Senator and ask them to SUPPORT Legislative Bill 773 without the anti-gun Amendment 2106, being pushed by the Omaha Police Union.
Legislative Bill 773 allows a law-abiding adult who is legally allowed to carry a concealed firearm, to do so without first having to obtain government permission. This ensures that citizens have the right to self-defense without government red tape or delays. Additionally, this legislation maintains the existing concealed handgun license system, so citizens who still wish to obtain a permit may do so.
An attempt is being made to add Amendment 2106 to this important self-defense measure which codifies Omaha’s firearm registration, stigmatizes firearms by increasing penalties for non-violent offenses, and makes failure to inform a felony. The point of Constitutional carry is to make it easy and affordable for everyone to exercise their right to self-defense. Amendment 2106 is a discriminatory attempt to place Omaha’s extreme firearm registration requirement into state law, only affecting Nebraskan’s in Omaha. Your NRA-ILA stands staunchly in opposition to these additions to LB 773.
It is important that NRA Members and Second Amendment supporters contact their State Senator and ask them to SUPPORT Legislative Bill 773 without Amendment 2106. Allow EVERYONE in Nebraska an equal opportunity to defend themselves and their loved ones!