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Nebraska: Permit-to-Purchase Reform Bill Placed on Agenda!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Please Contact Your State Senator!

The Nebraska State legislature has added LB 817 to tomorrow’s (February 23) agenda for consideration on General File.  Sponsored by Senator Kent Rogert (D-16), LB 817 as passed out of Judiciary committee, would allow for a concealed carry permit holder to use their concealed carry permit as a substitute for state mandated permit to purchase card.  Since concealed carry permit holders already go through such intensive background checks, as well as the mandatory training, it only makes sense to remove this redundant bureaucratic hurdle.   

Also in the Judiciary committee was LB 889, Castle Doctrine legislation introduced by Senator Mark Christensen (D-44).  While the committee chose not to advance LB 889 as written, they have decided that the civil immunity protection that LB 889 would have provided was of considerable importance to the citizens of Nebraska and have planned a floor amendment to add that section of LB 889 to LB 817.  While it is unfortunate that the other provisions of the Castle Doctrine were not advanced or agreed to by the committee, the NRA feels that this protection from civil lawsuits is still an important aspect of the bill and have no objections to the proposed amendment. 

Please contact your State Senator and respectfully urge them to support LB 817.  Contact information can be found by clicking here.  Please contact your Senator now!  This bill could be debated on the floor tomorrow. 

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