Neb. Bill Would Fast-Track Gun Permits for Victims

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A Nebraska lawmaker has introduced a bill that would require the state to fast-track concealed carry gun permits for victims of domestic violence.

Hoskins Sen. Dave Bloomfield submitted legislation Monday that would give the Nebraska State Patrol five days to approve a concealed-carry handgun permit for victims, if a local law enforcement agency recommends it.

Current law gives the patrol 45 days to issue a permit. The proposal would still require applicants to take a class and pass a criminal background check before they could qualify for the permit.

An aide to Bloomfield says the idea came from a constituent as a way for domestic assault victims to protect themselves in rural Nebraska, where law enforcement officers might take longer to arrive.

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