Nebraska Fails to Pass Constitutional Carry on April 11, 2022

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U.S.A.-( The Constitutional Carry bill for Nebraska, LB 773 has failed to pass cloture on the filibuster. It is dead for 2022.

On March 11, 2022, the Nebraska legislature passed LB 773 with the required 33 votes to overcome the filibuster in the State’s unicameral legislature.  Nebraska’s only legislative chamber is the Senate. After the bill was assured of passage, three senators switched their votes, presumably to avoid criticism for voting against the bill in the first place.

On April 11, LB 773, the Nebraska Constitutional Carry bill failed to pass the vote for closure of the filibuster with 31 votes for, 9 votes against, 6 votes present but not voting, and three votes excused and not voting. The bill needed 33 votes to enforce cloture and move forward.

Nebraska’s unique system requires each bill to run the gauntlet of three chances to filibuster, the General session (passed on March 11), the Special session (failed).  The final vote became unnecessary.

This ends the chance for Constitutional carry in 2022, in spite of the best efforts of Representative Brewer, who sponsored the bill, and Senate Speaker Mike Hilgers.  An earlier vote on April 11 failed to pass Senator Brewer’s attempt at compromise, amendment AM2106.  The amendment would have allowed Omaha to retain an abbreviated version of its current gun registration system.

The three senators who switched their votes during the last cloture vote on the bill, on March 11 were instrumental in the cloture vote losing on April 11.

Any two of the three senators, had they voted for the bill, as they changed their votes on March 11, would have passed the bill on April 11.

Senator Justin Wayne, who voted against the closure on March 11, voted for cloture this time.  It wasn’t enough.

Passing a bill with a two-thirds majority, three times, is a difficult obstacle to overcome, especially when politicians of the most populous city in the state (Omaha) are against you.

Only nine Nebraska Senators had enough belief against Constitutional Carry to actually vote against the bill. Three of those Senators, Bostar; Hansen M.; and Morefeld; have districts that include major parts of Lincoln. The other six, Cavanaugh, J.; Cavanaugh, M.; Day; Deboer; Hunt; and Lathrop; all have major parts of Omaha and the surrounding metropolitan area in their districts.

Of the three excused, not voting, Senator Pahls has a serious illness and has not been available for weeks. Senators Pansing Brooks and Vargus had been available earlier in the day. A reliable source informed the author both are running for Congress and did not want to be associated with the vote.

Between 15 and 20 Nebraska senators will be up for election in 2022. The votes are now on record.

Voters in Nebraska will have the chance to elect an even more Second Amendment friendly Senate in 2022. Constitutional Carry will almost certainly end 2022 with a gain of four members to the club.

Alabama, Indiana, and Ohio have passed Constitutional Carry bills this year.

Governor Kemp is scheduled to sign Georgia’s SB 319 on Tuesday, April 12, 2022. When he does, there will be 25 members of the Constitutional Carry club in the United States, half of all the states in the Union.

About Dean Weingarten:

Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of Constitutional Carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.

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Dean, Great work as usual. Name names. Shine the light on the cowards and the paid off adversaries of fundamental liberties. Name them. Shame them. These clowns think they can scheme in darkness. Shine the light on them. primary them and drive them out of politics. That is the answer. Great analysis on this. Thank you


Need to shame the voters that shit these turds into the government septic system.


Need to name the people who influenced the legislators. These people lobbied to prevent permitless carry: Todd Schmaderer, Omaha Police Chief Teresa Ewins, Lincoln Police Chief Omaha Police Association Anthony Connor, President Aaron Pennington, Vice President Justin Smith, Treasurer Patrick Dempsey, Secretary Police Chiefs Association of Nebraska Kevin E. Spencer, President and Scottsbluff Police Chief Robert Falldorf, First Vice President and Grand Island Police Chief Mark Montgomery, Second Vice President and Cozad Police Chief Mark Kula, Secretary Richard Hickstein, Treasurer and Chadron Police Chief Meanwhile, Neil Miller (President of the Nebraska Sheriffs’ Association) did nothing to offset the negative effects… Read more »




You forgot to add politicians to the end of that word. Another word is traitor.



We already have a Constitution with 2A guarantees. There is no need for a bill. Carry on!


Bold plan.

Go to Omaha, explain your view to the first enforcer you encounter (and let him/her know you are practicing what you preach).

Todd Schmaderer will ruin your life.


No, start making armed appearances locally outside of no-gun zones with like-minded people. Then move nationally, gathering people as you go. Any one ever heard of that? Something like that happened in the late 1700’s.



Ostracizing Todd Schmaderer from his community would be more effective.


  • It’s legal
  • No one will get shot
  • No one will be arrested
  • Todd’s brothers and sisters in blue will get the message

All of the above…



Sadly, citizens have allowed politicians to erode the inalienable 2A, and other, rights since at least 1934. Like a dog allowed to get on the sofa, re-training him not to get on the sofa is much more difficult that initially training him correctly. With some dogs, it is easier to shoot the dog and start fresh with a new puppy. Seems we got a lot of shooter dogs in critterdom.

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I can’t even BELIEVE that there are bills out there called “Constitutional carry bills”. It is IDIOTIC. SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED is the CONSTITUTION PROHIBITION against ANYTHING that goes against it. Sometimes I feel like I’m living on THIS planet…


Maybe those “Constitutional Carry” Bills should be named “Read the Second Amendment, We’ve Always Had It, Stupid” Bills.


Never forget who influenced these legislators:

“The Omaha Police Officers Association had testified against LB 773 earlier this year, saying that as originally drafted, it would harm police efforts to combat street gangs.
Meanwhile, the Lincoln Police Department remains opposed to the bill, as does a state police chiefs’ association.”

Three enforcer organizations lobbied against this bill and influenced legislators.

Where are all the quiet, good apples? Neil Miller, President of the Nebraska Sheriffs’ Association, did nothing (he let the vocal bad apples do all the work to ensure firearm rights are infringed).


Neil Miller is a Republican.

Neil Miller has been in law enforcement a long time.

“Rural sheriffs in ‘red’ states are the good guys – they’re elected, they’re on our side. My sheriff is pro 2nd Amendment.” ah huh – I bet Neil hunts deer and hunting is big part of his family tradition.


Another article with no action plan or info on primary challengers. Knowledge is useless without intelligent action. Had earlier articles urged lobbying & provided contact info, this might’ve passed. 2A writers need to take responsibility for the bully pulpit – unless the whole point is to provide a vehicle for chatroom commandos to DO NOTHING but publicly selfstroke 24-7-365 while we lose our rights & country.

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Interestingly enough… I sent my first submission to Ammo Land the other day. So far I haven’t heard ANYTHING. NADA. No, we aren’t interested. No get lost. No we will post soon. NOTHING…what was the article? Here read this and tell me it shouldn’t be known… And no, this isn’t totally mine. It is gleaned from sources with my original writing within it.


Terrific article. Very important issue. Ammoland should publish it and let folks comment.

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