Lincoln, NE –-(Ammoland.com)- Undoubtedly you have heard of the gun control proposals made by President Obama.
Many of these were already carried out, without congressional approval, when the President proceeded to issue 23 executive orders.
However, many of the highlights of his proposals cannot happen without legislative action, including the same ineffectual, feel-good measures we have been hearing for decades such as banning standard capacity magazines and semi automatic rifles, and making private sales of firearms illegal.
The NFOA, in conjunction with other Coalition members have issued a response to the Obama proposals, that we would like to share with you.
We also wanted to thank NFOA members who attended the Gun Appreciation Day at the state capitol, as well as provide some of the highlights of the rally for those who were unable to make it.
LB 602- Would adopt the Nebraska Firearms Freedom Act. The FFA essentially states that any firearm or accessory manufactured, sold, transfered, and possessed in Nebraska is not subject to any Federal gun control measures, provided that item does not leave the state of Nebraska. LB 451- Would prohibit federal restrictions on firearms, magazines, and accessories after 1 January 2013.*Petition to support LB451 here.*LB 451 has been endorsed by the Nebraska Sheriffs Association.
LB 335- Would allow law abiding citizens to keep weapons secured in their personal vehicles while at work, regardless of employer’s policy.
LB 352- Would require the Nebraska State Patrol to define uniform signage. Only uniform signage would carry the weight of the law in prohibiting otherwise lawful concealed carry.
LB 293- Prohibits the disclosure of any and all personal information of persons in relation to purchase, ownership, registration, transfer of any firearm.
LB 171- Provides and expedited Concealed Handgun Permit issuance process for persons who are victims of domestic violence.
LB 50- Would provide civil liability for leaving a weapon where a prohibited person may gain access to it.
LB 148- Would make possession of ammunition by a juvenile a felony.
LB 360- Would allow a higher fee for a Nebraska Handgun Purchase Permit.
Please contact your local representatives to let them know your position on proposed legislation.
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If you are an NFOA member and a forum member, please click here to join in the discussion and vote in polls on these bills.
While the most dangerous proposals against the Second Amendment come at the federal level, we have been keeping vigilant at the state level. We have provided a brief summary of some of the firearms related legislation proposed here in Nebraska, including the Nebraska Firearms Freedom Act, and a bill to prohibit federal restrictions on firearms, magazines, and accessories. We need you to contact your representatives to let them know your stance on these issues.
We have packed a lot into this alert to give you the tools you need to help us win the fight for your freedoms. Make no mistake, the media and some politicians continue to kick and scream, demanding that your freedoms be constrained to their liking. But we are pushing back, and while they can use emotions to sway the public, we can use the facts, statistics, logic and calm reasoning.
Nebraska Firearms Owners Association (NFOA) is organized for the purpose of voicing the opinion of its membership to the Nebraska Legislature and other law making bodies within the state as well as Federal level, as it pertains to firearms. NFOA members will also make it a priority to educate residents on firearms related issues.