By Owen Reimer
Nebraska News Service 

Guns in Nebraska: Three hearings cover proposed future of firearms


January 26, 2023

Zach Wendling | Nebraska News Service

L-r: State Sens. John Fredrickson of Omaha, Tom Brewer of Gordon and George Dungan of Lincoln have introduced legislation this session that addresses firearm policies in different ways.

Three bills that would alter Nebraska fire-arm laws were the topic of controversy for four and half hours on Thursday, Jan. 26.

Dozens of constituents gathered to testify in front of the Judiciary Committee at the Nebraska State Capitol to testify on separate bills that would, respectively, waive training requirements for concealed carry permits, require suicide awareness training for the same permits and allow off-duty police officers to carry handguns when picking up their children on school grounds.

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