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Nebraska: Omaha City Council Passes Ordinance Requiring Fingerprinting for Firearm Sales!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Please Stand-Up and Make Your Voices Heard!

Earlier this week, the Omaha City Council approved an ordinance that would require individuals who wish to sell firearms to "secondhand stores," such as Scheels, Guns Unlimited, and other places (which are not pawnbrokers), be fingerprinted before the transaction can occur. The ordinance would also require store owners to keep these fingerprints on record and authorizes law enforcement to inspect those records without notice or warrant.  The approved ordinance now heads to the desk of Mayor Jim Suttle (D) for his consideration.

If enacted, this could lead to future ordinances requiring fingerprinting for all firearm transactions.

Please contact Mayor Suttle TODAY and respectfully urge him to veto this ordinance.  The Mayor can be reached by phone at (402) 444-5000 or visit http://www.co.douglas.ne.us/omaha/mayor/contact-us to send email.  Also, please contact the members of the City Council who voted for the ordinance and respectfully voice your disapproval with their passage of this attack on our Second Amendment freedoms.  Contact information can be found below.

District 1:
Pete Festersen
402-444-5527

District 2:
Ben Gray
402-444-5524

District 3:
Chris Jerram
402-444-5525

District 4:
Garry Gernandt
402-444-5522


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