NRA Applauds Nebraska Law Protecting Privacy of Firearms Records

Pete Ricketts Governor of Nebraska
Pete Ricketts Governor of Nebraska
National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)
National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)

Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- The National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action applauds Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts for signing into law legislation that protects the confidentiality of personal information associated with many firearm records.

On April 11 2018, Nebraska lawmakers passed Legislative Bill 902 (47-0) to ensure that personal information contained in Firearm Permit and Purchase records will be protected from public records requests.

The Nebraska State Patrol issues Concealed Handgun Permits and is required by law to keep those records confidential. However, a loophole in the state’s confidentiality law allowed unscrupulous media outlets and others access to related firearms records. LB 902 closes that loophole.

“This new law gives Nebraska’s law-abiding gun owners peace of mind knowing that gun control extremists won’t have access to their personal information,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action. “Not too long ago, a newspaper in suburban New York published the names and home addresses of that community’s handgun permit holders on an interactive online map. This is the kind of sleaze the NRA is seeking to prevent in Nebraska.”

In addition to releasing the confidential, personally identifying information of law-abiding permit holders who simply wish to protect themselves, this information, if publicly released, would likely include the names and addresses of current and former law enforcement, judges, undercover officers, private investigators, victims of domestic violence and individuals with no-contact order or orders of protection.

“On behalf of Nebraska’s gun owners, I want to thank Gov. Ricketts and Sen. Bruce Bostelman for their leadership on this critical issue,” concluded Cox. “Both men have been steadfast in their support of the rights of Nebraska’s law-abiding gun owners.”

About:
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

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mike grunewald
mike grunewald
2 years ago

Texas you need to be next

Catfish
Catfish
2 years ago

NRA again trying to take credit for the work of local activists. This would have been accomplished years ago if the NRA didn’t keep things from getting done.

Gerald
Gerald
2 years ago

WTG Nebraska !!!!!!!!!!

Charles Rahn
Charles Rahn
2 years ago

I am glad Nebraska has taken this step to protect its gun owning citizens. I wish more states would take this initiative. Bravo for them. They are a state that believes in the 2nd amendment to its fullest extent.