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LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today applauded state legislators for rejecting three gun bills that would have undermined public safety in Nebraska. Today’s close of the legislative session marked the defeat of the following bills:
In March, Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund and the Nebraska chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America released a poll conducted by SurveyUSA that found that 62 percent of Nebraskans – including the majority of gun owners and poll respondents from both major parties – opposed punitive preemption legislation. The poll found 71 percent of respondents, including 63 percent of permit holders, opposed removing Nebraska’s requirement of a permit in order to carry concealed handguns in public.
STATEMENT FROM JAN HOBBS, VOLUNTEER WITH THE NEBRASKA CHAPTER OF MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE IN AMERICA:
“Once again, our lawmakers have taken a stand for the safety of the communities they represent. They heeded the guidance of law enforcement groups and local governments, rejecting a bill that would have taken away our cities’ authority to enforce gun safety laws. And they recognized the dangers of bills that would have stripped Nebraska’s handgun background check and concealed carry permit requirements – sensible laws that protect us while respecting the rights of responsible gun owners. Nebraska lawmakers have made clear they won’t be bullied into passing reckless legislation that would make all of us less safe.”
Did you know?
The U.S. gun homicide rate is 25 times higher than that of other high-income countries.
Grinshteyn, E. and Hemenway, D. “Violent Death Rates in the US Compared to Those of the Other High-income Countries, 2015.” Preventive Medicine. (2019). https://bit.ly/3kyfsSs