Editorial: On gun bill, safety first

Omaha police and prosecutors consider Omaha’s gun possession restrictions, including on minors and people convicted of certain misdemeanors, vital tools against gang violence.

Most Nebraskans respect gun rights. They also respect local control.

Those two Midlands principles are at odds in Legislative Bill 68, which would allow state law to pre-empt local gun ordinances. Unless state lawmakers can find an acceptable compromise, they will have to choose sides.

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