Nebraska: Three Pro-Gun Bills Bundled Together into Omnibus Legislation
Senator Tom Brewer adopted an amendment to Legislative Bill 236, replacing its language with three NRA-supported pro-gun measures. IMG iStock-884210054
U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Yesterday, Senator Tom Brewer adopted an amendment to Legislative Bill 236, replacing its language with three NRA-supported pro-gun measures, LB 85, LB 173, and LB 244 outlined below. Please contact your State Senator and ask them to support Legislative Bill 236.
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Legislative Bill 236 now encompasses the below pro-gun measures:
LB85 – Require Nebraska State Patrol to provide notice of expiration of CHP This bill would generate a renewal notification requirement to inform a CHP holder that their permit is due for renewal at least four months before expiration, by U.S. mail or electronic notice.LB 173 – Change provisions relating to carrying a concealed weapon This bill attempts to eliminate the impact of the Nebraska Supreme Court decision, which set a vehicle concealed carry precedent. The decision stated that a firearm must be physically separated from an individual while in a vehicle, or the firearm was considered to be concealed and therefore illegally carried if you didn’t have a valid CHP. This would mean that those without a CHP would be unable to travel with their range bag and equipment in the back of an open-ended vehicle (without a trunk) because it would be considered carrying a concealed firearm illegally. Further, even having things like a filet knife in your fishing gear, or a steak knife in your lunchbox could be a chargeable offense of carrying a concealed weapon under this ruling. LB 173 clarifies the law by stating that, as long as a firearm is unloaded and stored in a case, a person who is not prohibited from possessing a firearm can transport that firearm to, or from, any location where it can be lawfully possessed, carried, and used.LB 244 – Change permit renewal provisions of the Concealed Handgun Permit Act This bill would permit a CHP holder to renew an expired permit if done so within 30 business days.
Again, please contact your State Senator and ask them to SUPPORT Legislative Bill 236.