Charlotte, NC --(Ammoland.com)- This past Wednesday, the Nebraska Legislature advanced critical emergency powers legislation from Select File to Final Reading by voice vote.
The amended form of Legislative Bill 390, introduced by state Senator Mark Christensen (44), would strike the word “firearms” from the list of items the Governor may suspend during a declared state of emergency.
LB 390 protects Second Amendment rights by ensuring that the Governor does not have the power to prohibit or restrict the otherwise lawful possession, use, carrying, transfer, transportation, storage or display of a firearm.
LB 390 also contains language from Senator Les Seiler‘s (33) bill, Legislative Bill 694, which was added as Amendment 2710 last week during the General File reading. LB 390 will now also allow an otherwise lawfully possessed firearm to be possessed by a person on school grounds for the purposes of a historical reenactment or hunter education program, with approval from the school.
LB 390 moves to Final Reading for passage, with a vote expected on April 17 2014.
Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit: www.nra.org