Fairfax, VA-In a ceremony this morning, Governor Dave Heineman signed Legislative Bill 454 into law, making Right-to-Carry the law of the land in Nebraska.
“It took over a decade to bring Right-to-Carry to the good citizens of Nebraska, but those years of hard work have paid off tremendously,” declared NRA Chief Lobbyist Chris W. Cox. “I want to thank Governor Dave Heineman and Sen. Jeanne Combs for their support and their efforts in giving Nebraskans the right to protect themselves and their loved ones. Sen. Combs’ dedication and persistence was vital in ensuring passage of this measure through the state legislature.”
LB 454 passed with bi-partisan support, as Nebraska senators voted 33-12 in favor of the measure. The bill allows law-abiding Nebraskans who undergo a background check and apply for a permit to carry a concealed firearm for self-protection.
Two weeks ago, legislators in neighboring Kansas overrode Governor Sebelius’ veto to bring Right-to-Carry to that state as well. Now of all the 50 states, only Wisconsin and Illinois flatly refuse to recognize the right of law-abiding citizens to carry concealed firearms for self-protection against criminal attack.
“And once again, on behalf of our NRA members in Nebraska, I want to thank all the legislators who voted to bring Right-to-Carry to their state,” concluded Cox. “And as always, we appreciate the commitment and participation of our members in Nebraska for their part in making it happen.”
Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen's group. Four million members strong, NRA continues its mission to uphold Second Amendment rights and to advocate enforcement of existing laws against violent offenders to reduce crime. The Association remains the nation's leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the military.