Two important pro-gun pieces of legislation have been proposed in the Cornhusker State.
Legislative Bill 430, introduced by State Senator Mark Christensen (44), is a comprehensive bill that deals with four aspects of firearm legislation. LB 430 would give the state the sole authority to regulate firearms, thus prohibiting cities and municipalities from enacting local anti-gun ordinances. In addition, this legislation would establish reciprocity agreements with states that meet equal or exceed Nebraska’s current training requirements for Right-to-Carry permits, and allow for armed security to be present in places of worship, including citizens licensed to carry concealed handguns. Finally, the bill would allow non-resident military personell that are stationed in Nebraska to apply for a resident permit to carry a concealed handgun. LB 430 has been referred to the Judiciary Committee.
Legislative Bill 503 would provide much needed protection for shooting ranges in Nebraska. Ranges will be protected from local zoning and noise ordinances and discharge bans, which are sometimes passed by local municipalities to force range closures. Currently 46 states have passed some sort of range protection legislation. LB 503 has been assigned to the Government, Military, and Veterans Affairs Committee.
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