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Nebraska becomes 27th state to pass constitutional carry

The law allows law-abiding Nebraskans who are 21 and up to be able to carry a concealed handgun without a permit

Published: April 25, 2023 6:57pm

Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen signed constitutional carry into law on Tuesday, making it the 27th state to add to the constitutional carry majority. 

“Signing this bill upholds the promise I made to voters to protect our constitutional rights and promote commonsense, conservative values,” said Gov. Pillen in a press release. “I appreciate the hard work of those senators who supported this legislation, and particularly that of Sen. Brewer who led this charge and carried it through to the end.”

The law allows law-abiding Nebraskans who are 21 and up to be able to carry a concealed handgun without a permit.

It will go into effect 90 days after the end of the legislative session, which is scheduled for June 9.

The bill is backed by the NRA.

"Today, Nebraska joined 26 other states whose constituents and leaders recognize that law-abiding Americans should not have to ask for special government permission and pay additional fees in order to exercise their rights outside of the home,"  Randy Kozuch, executive director of the NRA's legislative lobby arm told Fox News in a statement.

 

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