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Thu Apr 19, 2012, 12:53 AM

NEBRASKA: Governor Signs Two Pro-Second Amendment Bills into Law

http://www.nraila.org/legislation/state-legislation/2012/04/nebraska-governor-signs-two-pro-second-amendment-bills-into-law.aspx

LB 807, introduced by state Senator Scott Lautenbaugh (18), clarifies that only individuals who have been criminally convicted of a felony, misdemeanor crime of violence or state laws pertaining to firearms and drug related offenses, would be disqualified from receiving a Nebraska Concealed Handgun Permit. By clarifying the current law, LB 807 ultimately helps streamline and expedite the Concealed Handgun Permit application process by not unnecessarily denying lawful citizens from obtaining a Concealed Handgun Permit in the Cornhusker State.

On April 5, LB 807 was amended with floor Amendment 2382 by state Senator Russ Karpisek (32), which allows for seized firearms that were not used in the commission of a crime to be returned to their lawful owner or sold at public auction, instead of being unnecessarily destroyed. This amendment passed by a 27 to 0 vote.

Gun owners were victorious last week as well. On April 11, Legislative Bill 804, civil immunity legislation, was signed into law by Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman. This important self-defense reform will go into effect on July 18, 2012.

LB 804, also introduced by Senator Lautenbaugh, is important for law-abiding citizens in the Cornhusker State. As amended, LB 804 provides greater defense in civil proceedings where none is currently available. While this is not the “Castle Doctrine” language that the NRA had initially sought, proposed and supported in committee hearings, it is still much better than current law. LB 804 is a step in the right direction for full protection under ideal Castle Doctrine laws by providing civil immunity if an individual has been cleared following a criminal investigation.
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Another step forward for gun rights. So far this year that is about 20 NRA backed bills have been signed into law. Some were Republican bills and some were Democratic bills. VPC & Brady together have zero bills.

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GreenStormCloud Apr 2012 OP
rhett o rick Apr 2012 #1
PavePusher Apr 2012 #2
gejohnston Apr 2012 #3
Mojorabbit Apr 2012 #4
Permanut Apr 2012 #5
gejohnston Apr 2012 #6
ileus Apr 2012 #7

Response to GreenStormCloud (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 12:56 AM

1. The NRA and REpublicans are happy tonite. nm

 

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 01:00 AM

2. Why do you hate the Fourth Amendment? n/t

 

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 01:02 AM

3. Some Republicans, some Democrats

Is there something about the laws you have a problem with? Substance is always good for the mind.

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Response to GreenStormCloud (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 01:05 AM

4. I agree that if someone injures an attacker

then is found to be in the clear criminally, that the attacker should not be able to come back and sue. I have read several cases where that did happen.

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Response to GreenStormCloud (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 02:06 AM

5. These bills are fine, but they don't go far enough...

The second amendment says the right to bear arms shall not be infringed. I don't see where that would prevent my eight year old grandson from taking a 9 millimeter to his 3rd grade classes; to prevent bullying, you understand.

, just in case I need to include it.

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Response to Permanut (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 03:35 AM

6. If you were serious,

There is nothing the Nebraska assembly could do about it. Federal law still trumps state law. Your grandson having a pistol (outside of a few exceptions) would violate federal law. That is why the FBI and the ATF show up to school shootings. Why a 9mm? Why not a .25 ACP?

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Response to GreenStormCloud (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 10:07 PM

7. now that's progressive....congrats my friends.

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