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Nebraska has weak gun laws. The state has no law requiring background checks on unlicensed rifle and shotgun sales, no Extreme Risk law, and its laws prohibiting domestic abusers from possessing guns are dangerously incomplete.

172 In an average year, 172 people die by guns in Nebraska.
17x In Nebraska, Black people are 17 times as likely to die by gun homicide as white people.
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To become a safer state, Nebraska can enact a law requiring background checks on all gun sales, enact an Extreme Risk law, and strengthen its laws keeping guns away from domestic abusers.

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