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.