Nebraska Bill Would Limit Local Gun Restrictions

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A Nebraska lawmaker is proposing legislation that would prevent cities and counties from enacting stricter gun regulations than the state.

Sen. Bill Kintner of Papillion introduced the bill on Wednesday. The measure would also attempt to prevent the enforcement of federal gun restrictions in Nebraska, with criminal charges for anyone who violates the law. A first-offense violation would be a misdemeanor, and additional violations would be a felony.

Kintner says the bill is designed to make gun laws uniform throughout the state. Kintner says that, in Omaha, residents have to register their handguns unless they have a state permit to carry a concealed handgun.

He says the bill also protects Nebraskans from federal overreach.

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