Nebraska Gun Laws?


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MathurinKerbouchard
August 11, 2008, 10:25 PM
I'm currently being considered for a job in Nebraska, specifically the Omaha area. I did a search but didn't find the info I was looking for.

Overall, how are the gun laws in Nebraska, specifically in the Omaha area.

1) Will I need to register my firearms with either the city or state?
2) I know there is no state preemption, so is it worth it to get a Nebraska CCW?
Thanks

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Mikee Loxxer
August 12, 2008, 08:35 AM
If you live in Omaha then you will have to register your handgun with the police. The state does not require you to register your handgun. If I were to work in or around Omaha I would try and live outside of Douglas County.

Can't answer whether or not it is worth it to get a Nebraska CCW that is a personal choice. Nebraska is not a high crime state in general but some parts of Omaha don't seem to follow that trend.

daskro
August 12, 2008, 09:27 AM
Unless you are working downtown, live in La Vista or some other city outside of douglas county. The handgun registration process is burdensome. As for CCW, unless you are living in or working around downtown, South or North Omaha, no reason to get ccw.

strat81
August 12, 2008, 12:17 PM
+1 on everything so far.
-Live outside Omaha, preferably outside Douglas County. This is due to Omaha's gun registration. Do not buy guns in Omaha either, unless you enjoy doing the police station shuffle.

-No preemption, but many cities do allow concealed carry including Grand Island, Lincoln, and Omaha.

Check out www.ccwne.com for more state-specific info.

steveno
August 12, 2008, 06:10 PM
I know for sure that Kearney doesn't allow ccw and I think that applies to Hastings as well

MathurinKerbouchard
August 12, 2008, 07:18 PM
So basically, a ccw permit is pointless because you can't carry places you normally would without going through a major headache?

Ok, good to know. Is there any chance the state legislature may modify the law allowing for state preemption?

Also, what happens if you get caught carrying in a municipality that doesn't permit it? Gray bar hotel, or ticket?

alemonkey
August 12, 2008, 10:03 PM
Local gun rights groups are working on preemption but I wouldn't hold your breath.

Last Legislative session a few nuts tried to push through an "assault weapons" ban but it was defeated by a lot of grassroots effort.

For the past few decades we've had to deal with Omaha Senator Ernie Chambers, one of the most crazed anti-gun nutjobs around. He actually tried to outlaw hunting in Nebraska. This guy was a wacko - he single handedly bullied the Legislature into doing what he wanted for years. If you voted against one of his bills, he would exact vengeance by filibustering your priorities. He was probably the most hated man in Nebraska except for within his district. Luckily, he's been forced out by term limits (which were enacted pretty much solely to get rid of him) so things are looking up.

Good news is outside of Omaha, it's a wonderful place to live. Nice people, low crime, low cost of living, good hunting and fishing, and FOOTBALL :D

strat81
August 12, 2008, 10:09 PM
So basically, a ccw permit is pointless because you can't carry places you normally would without going through a major headache?
Depends. If you normally go to off-limits cities, then just leave it home or locked in the car. If you live in a free city, there's no headache.

No one knows what happens if you violate a city ordinance yet since it hasn't happened yet. From the statutes:
Section 69-2441 Revised Statutes Chapter 69
Permitholder; locations; restrictions; posting of prohibition; consumption of alcohol; prohibited.

(1)(a) A permitholder may carry a concealed handgun anywhere in Nebraska, except any: Police, sheriff, or Nebraska State Patrol station or office; detention facility, prison, or jail; courtroom or building which contains a courtroom; polling place during a bona fide election; meeting of the governing body of a county, public school district, municipality, or other political subdivision; meeting of the Legislature or a committee of the Legislature; financial institution; professional or semiprofessional athletic event; building, grounds, vehicle, or sponsored activity or athletic event of any public, private, denominational, or parochial school or private or public university, college, or community college; place of worship; hospital, emergency room, or trauma center; political rally or fundraiser; establishment having a license issued under the Nebraska Liquor Control Act that derives over one-half of its total income from the sale of alcoholic liquor; place where the possession or carrying of a firearm is prohibited by state or federal law; a place or premises where the person, persons, entity, or entities in control of the property or employer in control of the property has prohibited permitholders from carrying concealed handguns into or onto the place or premises; or into or onto any other place or premises where handguns are prohibited by law or rule or regulation.

(b) A financial institution may authorize its security personnel to carry concealed handguns in the financial institution while on duty so long as each member of the security personnel, as authorized, is in compliance with the Concealed Handgun Permit Act and possesses a permit to carry a concealed handgun issued pursuant to the act.

(2) If a person, persons, entity, or entities in control of the property or an employer in control of the property prohibits a permitholder from carrying a concealed handgun into or onto the place or premises and such place or premises are open to the public, a permitholder does not violate this section unless the person, persons, entity, or entities in control of the property or employer in control of the property has posted conspicuous notice that carrying a concealed handgun is prohibited in or on the place or premises or has made a request, directly or through an authorized representative or management personnel, that the permitholder remove the concealed handgun from the place or premises. A permitholder carrying a concealed handgun in a vehicle into or onto any place or premises does not violate this section so long as the handgun is not removed from the vehicle while the vehicle is in or on the place or premises. An employer may prohibit employees or other persons who are permitholders from carrying concealed handguns in vehicles owned by the employer.

(3) A permitholder shall not carry a concealed handgun while he or she is consuming alcohol or while the permitholder has remaining in his or her blood, urine, or breath any previously consumed alcohol or any controlled substance as defined in section 28-401. A permitholder does not violate this subsection if the controlled substance in his or her blood, urine, or breath was lawfully obtained and was taken in therapeutically prescribed amounts.



Section 69-2443Print Friendly Copy Revised Statutes Chapter 69
Violations; penalties; revocation of permit.

(1) A permitholder who violates subsection (1) or (2) of section 69-2440 or section 69-2441 or 69-2442 is guilty of a Class III misdemeanor for the first violation and a Class I misdemeanor for any second or subsequent violation.

(2) A permitholder who violates subsection (3) of section 69-2440 is guilty of a Class I misdemeanor.

(3) A permitholder convicted of a violation described in subsection (1) or (2) of this section may also have his or her permit revoked.
Given the anti-CCW nature of Nebraska, I'd count on at least losing your permit.

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