LB 958, sponsored by State Senator Brad Ashford (District 20), was gutted from its original form and amended to ban “assault weapons.” The bill passed the Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, February 20 by a 6-0 margin and now heads to the full Legislature.
In its current form, LB 958 will create “The Assault Weapons Commission” which will be charged with making a list of firearms they believe should be banned in the state of Nebraska. The list will be sent to the Legislature for approval.
This bill will do nothing to curb crime or keep criminals from obtaining firearms illegally. It is a systematic gun ban scheme that will only punish law-abiding citizens. It is urgent that you contact your State Senator and respectfully urge him or her to defeat this gun-ban legislation and protect your Second Amendment rights. To find contact information for your State Senator click here.