LB 902 signed

The Nebraska Firearms Owners Association, 20 thousand followers strong, extends our thanks and appreciation for the signing of LB 902. Privacy rights of law abiding citizens must be protected!

Call to Action!

On Tuesday, March 27th, the Nebraska Legislature is expected to debate LB902, on General File, to ensure that personal information contained in Firearm Permit and Purchase records will be protected from public records requests.  

 

Contact your state Senator and urge them to SUPPORT LB 902!

Introduced and prioritized by Senator Bostelman, this bill secures and protects the private personal information of those seeking to purchase a firearm, register a firearm or apply for a concealed carry permit while still providing for the appropriate and sanctioned use by government and law enforcement entities in the performance of their duties.

 

This bill is necessary because there is no prohibiting legal requirement to NOT disclose this information. Without a prohibition, we know disclosure is possible and likely probable.  Time and time again, private information is leaked,  posted online, or even left in the trash, even when that information is supposed to be highly regulated and controlled. Tell your Senator that your private information should be protected!

 

Nebraska firearms owners are concerned about their personal information being used for nefarious purposes.  We all know a majority of firearms used in the commission of crimes are stolen.  Making it easier for criminals to identify from whom and from where to steal their next firearm makes no logical sense.  We also recognize a very small portion of our fellow citizens promote the vilification of firearms. Direct and indirect attacks in person and online occur often to those who choose to publicly share their firearms ownership status and thus for those who wish to maintain the privacy of their ownership, we should have a legal means for protecting that privacy.

 

Contact your state Senator and urge them to SUPPORT LB 902! 

Legislative Update after Week 2

This past week we saw more gun bills introduced and a few gun bills carried over from last year were heard on the floor of the legislature.

LB902 
Senator Bostelman introduced LB902 to authorize the withholding from the public of information regarding firearm registration, possession, sale, or use. This is a reintroduction of a bill that did not make it out of the Judiciary Committee last year. We supported LB637 last year. This year the bill was directed to the Government, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee so we expect it could come out of committee this year. The hearing has been scheduled for January 18th. This is something we have been trying to get traction for a few year now. Even if we can get this out of committee this year it will be a challenge to get it on the floor for debate with this being a short session.

LB81 
The bill introduced by Carol Blood of Bellevue to increase the cost of the Firearm Purchase Certificate was debated on Tuesday. After a couple hours debate it was effectively killed. Senator Larson introduced a motion to postpone the bill indefinitely. That motion passed 27-17. NFOA testified against this bill and fought against it. You can see the voting record for that motion here: 
https://nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/view_votes.php?KeyID=2545 

LB100 
Senator Stinner’s bill, LB100, to require Mental Health Boards use clear and convincing standards of proof when determining the removal of disqualifications on a petitioner from the possession of firearms was heard on Tuesday. It advanced past the first round of debate. NFOA testified in favor of this bill. The vote count can bee seen here:https://nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/view_votes.php?KeyID=2546

LB321 
A lot of time was spent debating the bill introduced by Senator Lowe to allow collegiate teams to store their firearms on campus. LB321 got out of committee last year with no opposition. Senator Ernie Chambers used his time to discuss many issues unrelated to the bill both Tuesday and Wednesday. Chambers used his usual tactics of filing motions to postpone and motions to reconsider the vote on his failed motion to waste time and bloviate on his contempt for all senators. NFOA requested this bill to be introduced and are thankful to Senator Lowe for putting in the time and effort to champion this for us. It cannot be easy to put up with the tactics of Senator Chambers. This will come up again for more debate soon.

LB780 
We expect to see a massive turnout of citizens for the major anti-gun legislation introduced by Lincoln Senator Pansing-Brooks. Her bill, LB780, to ban suppressors and “multiburst trigger activators” will be heard in the Judiciary Committee on January 25th at 1:30pm. We need everyone that currently owns a suppressor in the State of Nebraska to make an attempt to fill the halls that day, along with every gun owner that can get the day off. 

Statewide Preemption 
We will be busy this months with hearings and likely debate again on Statewide Preemption. More information about statewide preemption is being shared on YouTube in the form of short videos discussing various aspects of the bill. To learn more be sure to follow the NFOA YouTube channel where you will be notified when new videos are added. This is a critically important bill to all Nebraska firearms owners. Be sure to get involved and keep pressure on your senator to support this bill. LB68 will show everyone with certainty who does support the Nebraska Constitution and who does not.


Summary of bills 
Many of the bills that have been introduced this session have been scheduled for committee hearings. Below is a list of bill introduced this year and the current status. Follow the links to see more details and full language of the bills.

LB730 – Adopt the Ammunition Excise Tax Act 
Revenue Committee – not scheduled yet

LB780 – Prohibit multiburst triggers and silencers 
Judiciary Committee – scheduled for hearing January 25, 2018

LB848 – Correct a provision relating to possession by prohibited person 
Judiciary Committee – scheduled for hearing January 19, 2018

LB849 – Procedure for return of handguns temporarily taken by Law enforcement 
Judiciary Committee – scheduled for hearing January 25, 2018

LB902 – Authorize withholding from public information regarding firearms 
Government, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee – scheduled for hearing January 18

Gun bill pulled from legislative agenda; will return in 2018 with compromises, senator says

A major gun-rights bill won’t return for more debate this year in the Nebraska Legislature, but the sponsoring senator said he will try again in 2018.

State Sen. Mike Hilgers of Lincoln said Monday he has nearly worked out compromises to address some concerns of law enforcement authorities and city officials that the bill would end local gun-control ordinances they consider necessary for public safety.

But there’s not enough time in the closing days of the legislative session for all sides to review and approve the amendment language, he said.

 

So the senator asked that Legislative Bill 68 be pulled from the agenda, where it was scheduled Monday for second-round debate. The bill will carry over to next session, and Hilgers said he will work to get it through.

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Bill to ban local gun laws likely dead for year in Nebraska

A bill that would overturn most local gun restrictions stronger than Nebraska state law is unlikely to come back this year.

Sen. Mike Hilgers of Lincoln pulled his bill Monday to work on amendments. He says he’s running out of time with the legislative session expected to end next week but will continue working on the measure over the summer.

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Senators advance bill that would end local gun regulations in Nebraska in favor of state law

Nebraska lawmakers signaled Wednesday they intend to pull rank on local elected officials when it comes to regulating guns.

The Legislature voted 32-12 to advance a bill that would require state law to override municipal gun regulations in Nebraska. Supporters of the measure narrowly defeated a filibuster by senators who argued that cities and villages ought to control firearm possession and require handgun registration in their communities.

The bill’s advancement to the second round of debate puts Nebraska closer to passing what likely is the most significant expansion of gun rights since lawmakers enacted a concealed carry law in 2006.

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LB 68 Action today 4-12-17

 

LB 68 Closure vote below – 33 aye – 8 nay – 5 not voting

AM 630 vote below – 33 aye – 11 nay – 2 not voting

LB 68 Advances, vote below – 31 aye – 13 nay – 2 not voting

 

It moves to Select file after E&R gets done with it, they fix numbering issues etc and may put forward an amendment to do that if it’s needed, at that point it gets another vote that comes with a second chance to filibuster or amend the bil. Then after it completes its second visit to E&R it goes back out for final passage (unless it gets sent back to select file to receive another amendment, happens but not common). Final reading does not allow for much to happen unless recommitted to Select File but Ernie does get one final chance to filibuster. by Andy Allen

 

 

Statewide Preemption of Firearms Laws is back on the agenda for this afternoon. 4-12-17

 
April 12, 2017
 

NFOA Members,

Statewide Preemption of Firearms Laws is back on the agenda for this afternoon.

The first round of debate a couple weeks ago only lasted 3 hours.  There are 3 more hours of debate scheduled today and we should see a vote for cloture.  This is going to require 33 votes and it is close.  Some senators are solid in their support and others are wavering. 

We need you to call and email your senator right now and ask them to stand with you in support of LB68.

Preemption is about removing cities’ authority to regulate ownership and possession of firearms. 

Preemption Eliminates:
– Omaha handgun registration (includes non-residents)
– Lincoln back door registration
– Omaha and Lincoln prohibitions of ownership from many listed misdemeanors.

Call your senator now and follow up with an email!

If you would like to watch the debate it will be streaming live.

In Liberty,

Rod Moeller

Nebraska Firearms Owners Association

Lincoln Senators- ‘the need of cities to rule over you is more important than protecting your rights’…

Lincoln Senators- ‘the need of cities to rule over you is more important than protecting your rights’…

What other Constitutional Rights are they willing to relegate to city council?

Roy Baker(30) #402-471-2620 RBaker@leg.ne.gov

Kate Bolz(29) #402-471-2734 KBolz@leg.ne.gov

Matt Hansen(26) #402-471-2610 MHansen@leg.ne.gov

Adam Morfeld(46) #402-471-2720 AMorfeld@leg.ne.gov

Anna Wishart(27) #402-471-2632 AWishart@leg.ne.gov

NFOA-PAF Legislative bills CLICK HERE

Gun rights bill passes Iowa Senate, likely headed to Branstad

The Iowa Senate voted Tuesday to approve legislation making sweeping changes to the state’s firearms laws, including a controversial stand-your-ground provision authorizing deadly force.

House File 517, which has already passed the Iowa House, was approved on a 33-17 vote.  Because the bill was amended, it must return to the House. But House Republican leaders are expected to accept the changes, which means it will likely be headed soon to Gov. Terry Branstad, who is expected to sign it.

The language on standing one’s ground says a law-abiding person does not have a duty to retreat before using deadly force with a gun, which prompted criticism that it will lead to an increase in gun violence. The legislation’s supporters said those worries were unfounded.

“The use of deadly force or any force has to be justified in defense of yourself or another, and the force has to be reasonable. Those two things don’t change here,” said Sen. Dan Dawson, R-Council Bluffs, the bill’s floor manager, who is also an Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation agent.

The legislation specifies that reasonable force, including deadly force, may be used  even if an alternative course of action is available, if the alternative action entails a risk to life or safety, or the life or safety of a third party.

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Opponents filibuster bill to restrict local gun rules; ‘This is not the Wild West’

Concertgoers file into Pinnacle Bank Arena with handguns openly strapped to their hips.

It’s a scenario Lincoln Police Chief Jeff Bliemeister said could play out if Nebraska lawmakers pass legislation that would prohibit Lincoln, Omaha and other cities from enforcing most local gun ordinances. That’s why he spent Tuesday afternoon at the State Capitol, urging lawmakers to oppose the bill as they debated it on the floor.

Such scenarios prompted concern among some state senators.

Jon Bruning, lobbyist for the NRA, said his client supports the amended version of the bill. So does the Nebraska Firearms Owners Association.

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NRA-backed gun law filibustered

A proposal to eliminate the authority of cities in Nebraska to enact their own gun regulation laws bumped into a three-hour filibuster Tuesday that placed the bill in jeopardy of disappearing from this year’s legislative agenda.

With an amendment still pending that would specifically exempt Omaha from key provisions of the bill (LB68), first-round floor debate could consume another three hours before a cloture motion would be in order to attempt to end the filibuster and proceed to a vote to advance the measure.

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Senator Carol Blood-LB68

Bellevue Nebraska we need your support!

Call Senator Carol Blood & let her know that you support LB-68!
This critical piece of legislation aims to eliminate the patchwork of city ordinances that violate the 2nd Amendment as well as the Nebraska Constitution!

#402-471-2627
CBlood@leg.ne.gov

To learn more about LB-68 and other firearms bills (NFOA-PAF website) CLICK HERE

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Senator Anna Wishart-LB68

West Lincoln- district 27 Call To Action!

If you are opposed to the city of Lincolns ‘backdoor gun registration scheme’…please contact Senator Anna Wishart & ask her to support LB-68!

#402-471-2632
AWishart@leg.ne.gov

The intent of this legislation is to eliminate the city ordinances that violate Article one Section one of the Nebraska Constitution.

To learn more about LB-68 and other firearms bills (NFOA-PAF website) CLICK HERE

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Senator Tony Vargas-LB68

Freshman Senator Tony Vargas will soon cast a vote deciding whether he wants to retain Omaha’s out dated handgun registration/money collection Or return to Nebraska’s motto of “Equality Before The Law”!

South Omaha residents…please contact Senator Vargas & ask him to support your Rights by passing LB-68!

#402-471-2721
TVargas@leg.ne.gov

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To learn more about LB-68 and other firearms bills (NFOA-PAF website) CLICK HERE

Senator Kate Bolz-LB68

Senator Kate Bolz #402-471-2734

31 misdemeanors used in Lincoln to create a psuedo “firearms disabilty” would be eliminated by LB68, placing that authority back in the hands of the legislature where it belongs. Psuedo because no other jurisdiction recognizes it. It’s a tactic limited to Lincoln city limits and disappears once you leave town.

Yes on LB-68!

To learn more about LB-68 and other firearms bills (NFOA-PAF website) CLICK HERE

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Senator Roy Baker-LB68

Gage & southeast Lancaster County-

If you believe that Constitutional Rights do NOT end at the Lincoln city limits sign…We need you to contact Senator Roy Baker & let him know that you support LB-68!

#402-471-2620 RBaker@leg.ne.gov

This critical piece of legislation aims to undo the burden that cities attempt to put on lawful firearm owners through regulations that don’t deter crime.

To learn more about LB-68 and other firearms bills (NFOA-PAF website) CLICK HERE

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CALL TO ACTION!

CALL TO ACTION!
Residents of Bellevue & south east Sarpy County need to contact Senator Sue Crawford immediately in support of LB-68!
Let her know that Constitutional Rights do NOT end at the city limits to Omaha!
#402-471-2615 scrawford@leg.ne.gov

To learn more about LB-68 and other firearms bills (NFOA-PAF website) CLICK HERE

CALL TO ACTION! Call Now

CALL TO ACTION! Residents of North Omaha…State Senator Justin Wayne is awaiting your phone call in Support of LB-68!
This critical piece of legislation would eliminate Omaha’s Unconstitutional handgun registration which has done nothing to impact gang violence.

#402-471-2727 jwayne@leg.ne.gov

To learn more about LB-68 and other firearms bills (NFOA-PAF website) CLICK HERE

Nebraska gun rights advocates push to carry without a permit

Gun rights advocates say requiring Nebraska residents to obtain concealed-carry permits violates their constitutional rights, but gun control supporters argue carrying without a permit could lead to more shootings.

Both groups spoke Thursday to a Nebraska legislative committee about a bill that would allow non-felons to carry concealed weapons without a permit. The bill’s sponsor, Sen. Tom Brewer of Gordon, says gun rights are the only constitutional rights citizens must pay to use.

Full Story CLICK HERE

Important update on Preemption bill

March 23, 2017
 

NFOA Members,

Statewide Preemption of Firearms Laws is moving!  We have some good news and some remains to be seen news.  Let’s review what is going on with LB68, our Preemption bill.
First off, Senator Hilgers designated LB68 his priority bill for this session.  That is huge and it really helps move the bill along.  Next, the committee advanced the bill to General File.  That means it has moved out of committee and is ready to be scheduled for debate on the floor.  Additionally, the committee advanced anamendment to bill.  This is the part many folks don’t care for.
To understand what is going on with the amendment, let’s review a couple of realities.  First, the bill will need to get 33 votes to overcome a filibuster.  That is a given.  Senator Chambers will certainly filibuster the bill this year as he did last year.  Next, we need to get a few more votes to overcome the filibuster.  We also know that several Omaha area senators, and a couple around Lincoln, have not supported Preemption because the Omaha Police Union was against it.  If we could eliminate the Police Union objections we are likely to pick up the support of several senators.
Senator Hilgers had been meeting with representatives from the Omaha Police Officers Association (OPOA) for weeks in hopes of finding some middle ground.  He understands that firearm registration is not negotiable for us.  He also understands that major changes to the spirit of the bill would not be tolerated by the NFOA.  What they finally negotiated might appear to be worse than it really is.  So what is in the amendment?
Preemption is about removing all municipalities authority to regulate ownership and possession of firearms.  The bill does exactly that, even with the amendment.  What the amendment does is take a couple of the items from Omaha city statute and retains them by adding to state law.  That doesn’t sound good does it?  Not on the surface it sure doesn’t.  But there are a couple of positive ways to look at this.  First, there is nothing in the amendment we give up that we currently have.  If amended, the bill would result in about 90 per cent of what we were asking for, and no loss of anything we currently have.  The bigger win here is that the remaining restrictions are now part of state law.  State law will be easier to change down the road than a city statute.  And no new city ordinances may ever be passed.  They are all gone. Whatever concessions given become part of state law.  Those concessions only apply to a city of Omaha. Even though in state law, they only apply to Omaha not the entire state.
Specific pieces that were important to OPOA are things they believe are critical tools to combat gang violence. We want them to have the tools to do their job but disagree that all citizens should have to have their rights restricted to achieve that goal.  Senator Hilgers was careful to insure that the few concessions made to OPOA were worded verbatim from current statutes.
A couple of items don’t make a lot of sense when you read the amended language, so let’s step through the actual changes.
Eliminates:
– Omaha handgun registration
– Lincoln back door registration
– Omaha and Lincoln prohibitions of ownership from many listed misdemeanors.

Changes:
– language for purchase permit.  Seemingly insignificant change.

Would retain:
– transportation of long guns must be cased and unloaded – Omaha only
Adds:
– For stolen firearms, a valid purchase certficate is an affirmative defense.  Means that if you bought a handgun without a valid purchase certificate (which is illegal) and it is determined you purchased a stolen handgun, it would imply knowledge it was stolen.

In the end, it appears that without gaining support of OPOA and the senators they can swing our way the bill is likely to die during a filibuster like it did last year. To lose 10% of what we originally requested seems small compared to not gaining anything.  This would be a victory for 92 of 93 counties in Nebraska. 
I don’t like compromise when it comes to our rights.  I also know that gains are often incremental.  Is it really a compromise if you don’t give up something you currently have and still gain 90% of what you were going after? Join the discussion on the NFOA members forum and let us know what you think.

In Liberty,

Rod Moeller

Nebraska Firearms Owners Association

Proposal to eliminate local gun ordinances moves forward

A Lincoln senator’s proposal to eliminate local gun possession laws is headed for another showdown in the Legislature this year.

An amended version of the bill by Sen. Mike Hilgers advanced from the Legislature’s Government, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee on Wednesday. Hilgers made the bill (LB68) his priority this year, meaning it will probably be debated by the full Legislature this spring.

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Nebraska lawmaker pushes to keep gun registration info secret

Nebraska lawmakers are considering legislation that would exempt gun registrations from public record and add new responsibilities for business owners who want to prohibit firearms in their shops.

The state should add any information gathered for gun registrations to a set of records including medical records and students’ academic records that are not available to the public, Sen. Bruce Bostelman of Brainard told a legislative committee Wednesday. He said this would protect private information that could be used for identity theft or to harass gun owners.

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Signage and the Law

Signage and the Law. Stop signs, speed limits, all are standardized and recognizable. They assist citizens in recognizing and complying with the law. For Concealed Carry Permit Holders, we are often tasked with microscopic surveillance of entry doors to ensure we aren’t entering a posted facility. Support LB-501 to require both posting and a request by the facility’s owner or their representative to leave before you are in violation of the law! Submit your testimony for the record by emailing Judiciary Committee Chair Laura Ebke at lebke@leg.ne.gov. Include in the subject line: Include in Permanent Record

Support LB-637

How important is your privacy? How many Nebraskans have had their personal information compromised by private and public institutions? Disclosure of a citizen’s choice to purchase, own, sell or transfer a firearm is not information that benefits the general public. Whether the citizen is a firearms enthusiast, an avid hunter, or a domestic violence victim who chooses to purchase a firearm to protect themselves and their children, each of these citizens deserve protection from any form of disclosure of their personal information. Support LB-637 by submitting your testimony for the record by emailing Judiciary Committee Chair, Senator Laura Ebke at lebke@leg.ne.gov Include in the subject line: Include in Permanent Record

Nebraska: Legislation that Protects Gun Owners’ Privacy to be Heard

On Wednesday, March 8, the Judiciary Committee will be hearing Legislative Bill 637.  Introduced by state Senator Bruce Bostelman (LD 23), LB 637 will protect the privacy of gun owners by requiring that information regarding firearm possession, sale, use, registration, permits, or applications be maintained as confidential and not considered a public record.  This will ensure that newspapers and those intent on harassing law-abiding gun owners are not able to obtain and publish this information.

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Gun bill advances without ‘campus carry’ provision

The Iowa House advanced a sweeping firearms bill Wednesday after stripping out a provision that would have banned the Board of Regents from implementing gun-free policies on its college campuses.

It originally included state preemption language that would have blocked cities, counties and the Iowa Board of Regents from enacting restrictions on the use of firearms. Representatives for public hospitals and community colleges publicly opposed those changes during hearings at the Capitol, saying they don’t believe guns should be allowed in those venues.

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Nebraska: Important Firearms Preemption Legislation to Be Heard in Committee

On February 10 at 1:00 p.m, the Government, Military, and Veteran Affairs Committee is scheduled to hear Legislative Bill 68.  Currently, Nebraskans may inadvertently violate the law as they travel through the state due to the problem of local gun ordinances that are more restrictive than state laws and those of neighboring communities.  LB 68, sponsored by state Senator Mike Hilgers (LD 21), is an important bill that will help protect the Second Amendment rights of all Nebraskans by creating a preemption statute to eliminate this confusing patchwork of laws and ensure that firearm and ammunition laws are consistent throughout The Cornhusker State.  Please contact the members of the Government, Military, and Veteran Affairs Committee and politely urge them to support LB 68!

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Nebraska: Important Firearms Preemption Legislation to Be Heard in Committee

On February 10 at 1:00 p.m, the Government, Military, and Veteran Affairs Committee is scheduled to hear Legislative Bill 68.  Currently, Nebraskans may inadvertently violate the law as they travel through the state due to the problem of local gun ordinances that are more restrictive than state laws and those of neighboring communities.  LB 68, sponsored by state Senator Mike Hilgers (LD 21), is an important bill that will help protect the Second Amendment rights of all Nebraskans by creating a preemption statute to eliminate this confusing patchwork of laws and ensure that firearm and ammunition laws are consistent throughout The Cornhusker State.  Please contact the members of the Government, Military, and Veteran Affairs Committee and politely urge them to support LB 68!

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LB-321 collegiate teams – store their shotguns on campus

Each year, 2,500 kids compete in the Cornhusker State Trap Shoot. The number of High School participants grows each year. This amazing growth has led many Nebraska colleges adding Trap as a team sport. Keeping kids active in a sport as they become young adults supports their transition to adulthood. Nebraska law does not allow these teams to store their shotguns on campus. When UNL wanted to create a rifle team, the law was changed to allow for the safekeeping of team equipment on campus. LB-321 would allow ALL collegiate teams to do the same. Contact members of the Judiciary Committee before, or testify at the hearing in support of LB-321 February 1st. http://news.legislature.ne.gov/jud/

The Nebraska Supreme Court created concerns with two new bills

The Nebraska Supreme Court created concerns across Nebraska in 2016 with two rulings that suddenly created issues over definitions and intent in current state law. Lawmakers are attempting to address these concerns this session with two new bills. Senator Schumacher is taking on the issue of knives that are not intended to be used as weapons with LB558. Senator Kintner is addressing the definition of concealed as it pertains to weapons and introduced LB666 to address the transportation of unloaded firearms.
Call and write your senator. Ask them to close the gap created by the Supreme Court.

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NFOA supports LB 1106 and AM 2389

LB 1106 Advances to Select File with 36 yes votes, 0 no votes 4-4-16

April 3, 2016

Dear Member,

 

An interesting bill that we had not been following this session has now become a bill of interest to firearms owners. LB1106 is a speaker priority bill that will be heardtomorrow, Monday April 4th. This bill is now of interest because of an amendment that affects firearms owners. The amendment, AM2389, was a Judiciary Committee amendment. We encourage you to contact your senator now to encourage them to support AM2389 and the amended LB1106.
Law enforcement agencies were not against this bill until they found a way to make more money from seizing your assets. Do you think that is right? Should the government take away your property and sell it without due process?

 

The original bill, LB1106, seeks to put in place greater protections of property seized by law enforcement. Today, property is often seized and never returned if a person is not convicted of whatever charges end up being filed. The bill seeks to change that so that only under due process of law may the government take away your property.

 

Committee Amendment, AM2389, adds firearms protections to the bill.

 

If passed, this will be a huge victory for firearm owners in Nebraska. However, every state law enforcement and Prosecutor’s office are joining the Attorney General to lobby against the bill, since a dormant federal program called equitable sharing went live again last week. They are lobbying for all reporting to be stripped from the bill, they also want to allow a “constructive” knowledge test (we want to keep it to just “actual” knowledge) and allow for local law enforcement to use the federal system which doesn’t require a criminal conviction for smaller seizures.

 

They also want to allow seizure for “conspiracy” charges. If LB1106 gets passed with AM2389 attached, Nebraska would have the most protective forfeiture laws in the country for property and firearms owners.

 

We have due process for a reason, and it needs to be protected. Call your senator now and ask them to support LB1106 and AM2389. Then follow up with an email.
Board of Directors,
Nebraska Firearms Owners Association.

Update on Nebraska Legislative Bills

3-3-16 was the last day of hearings for the session this year 2016.  Most of the opposition was rhetoric, making claims that were not related to the bill, or just outright “guns are bad” comments.  A couple of them were called out by committee members, asking if the position was “all guns are bad” or something actually related to the bill.

The Senators focus has been on bills that may have a chance to advance yet this 2016 session.  In fact, two of the bills (LB 815 and LB 971) NFOA testified on during hearings on March 3rd were advanced from committee and will have a chance as Consent Agenda items.

When a bill is eligible for a consent agenda item,  it is generally a group of bills that get voted on up/down as a group rather than debated individually.

Once they have advanced anything with a chance for consent they will discuss other bills.

for information on all of the bills CLICK HERE