Nebraska 2021 gun bills (good and bad)

Public hearing February 24th 1:30pm
LB188 - Adopt the Second Amendment Preservation Act
In Government, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee which is good because Judiciary is stacked full of anti-gunners,

Public hearing March 3, 2021 9:30AM Judiciary Committee
LB13 Prohibit possession of a deadly weapon by the subject of a foreign protection order
(adds more restrictions than the most other state;s protection orders)

LB85 Require Nebraska State Patrol to provide notice of expiration of concealed handgun permits
(not currently required to do so and do not)
LB244 Change permit renewal provisions of the Concealed Handgun Permit Act
(adds 30 grace period if permit expires, currently you have to start over, taking class (usually over $100, reapply, pay $100 fee instead of $50 renewal).

Starting at 1:30 p.m Judiciary Committee

LB116 Change provisions relating to handgun transfer certificates and require suicide prevention training and informational materials
(suicide prevention training to requirement for handgun purchase permit and increases waiting period from 3 business days to 5)

LB173 Change provisions relating to carrying a concealed weapon
(due to Nebraska Supreme Court rulings it is now carrying a concealed weapon to transport a firearm in your vehicle if its in a guncase or the box it came from because you just bought , Conceal carry permit only applies to handguns so even if you have a conceal carry permit you could theoretically be charged with carrying a concealed weapon for having a cased rifle or shot gun in your car or truck. this bill would exempt having a gun in case or box from being defined as carrying a concealed weapon. This bill is submitted every session and due to number of bills is never heard on the floor

LB300 Change provisions relating to the justification for the use of force
(makes the prosecution prove force was not justified instead of you proving it was, adds stand your ground to your vehicle, currently duty to flee except in home and on the job)

LB404 Change permit and renewal time periods under the Concealed Handgun Permit Act
(increases permit from being valid for 5 years to 10. Sounds good until you realize that under federal law Nebraska’s Conceal Carry Permit would no longer over ride need for background check when you buy a gun.)

LB417 Authorize possession of a firearm on school grounds by a full-time, off-duty law enforcement officer
(currently banned)

Nebraska Firearm Owners Association asking as many members who can to be at the capital February 24th and March 3rd. I took March 3rd off work to be there, its an all day thing.

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Welcome aboard. And thank you for the update on the hearings. Fingers crossed on LB188 and 116 is a joke.

Thank for welcome.

Already been through committees, results not published
LB223 - Authorize carrying a firearm while archery hunting - Natural Resources Committee January 28th
LB118 - Extend Domestic Violence Protection Orders from 1 year to 5 years - Judiciary Committee February 5th
(attempt to sneak Red Flag legislation in after last open attempt failed)

Welcome Stuart

I too live in Nebraska. I will be keeping my eye on these thanks for the information.