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Nebraska Gun Laws?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by MathurinKerbouchard, Aug 11, 2008.

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  1. MathurinKerbouchard

    MathurinKerbouchard Member

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    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
     
  2. Mikee Loxxer

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  4. strat81

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    +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.
     
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    I know for sure that Kearney doesn't allow ccw and I think that applies to Hastings as well
     
  6. MathurinKerbouchard

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    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?
     
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    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
     
  8. strat81

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    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:
    Given the anti-CCW nature of Nebraska, I'd count on at least losing your permit.
     
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