Law Summary

Nebraska Gun Laws

  Open Carry: Lawful
  Duty to Notify Law Enforcement: Required by law to notify the officer upon official contact or when ID requested
  State Parks: Concealed Carry is legal in accordance with state laws that regulate the right to carry
  Restaurants Serving Alcohol: No specific restriction
  Firearms at Colleges: Concealed guns allowed only in locked cars in parking lots
  Firearms at K-12 Schools: Nebraska permittee may have a loaded handgun in the vehicle only
  Church Carry: Churches act like any other private property and may restrict
on a church by church basis
  Hotels: No legal restriction - Reference article on page 67
  Magazine Capacity Limitations: No restrictions
  Suppressor Ownership: Lawful
  Vehicle Possession Without Recognized Permit: There is no state restriction relating to unloaded handguns in plain sight but local ordinances may require the firearm being securely encased
  Firearm Law Uniformity: Some uniformity but localities can regulate some things
  Permit Training Requirements: Take a State Patrol approved training course.
  Non-Resident Permits: Not available for non-residents
  Constitutional Carry: No
  Duty to Retreat: Duty to Retreat before using Deadly Force except when in your dwelling (28-1409)
  Places Off Limits: Police, Sheriff, or Nebraska State Patrol station or office
 Detention facility, prison, or jail
 Courtroom or building which contains a courtroom
 Polling place during a bona fide election
 Meeting of the governing body of a county, public school district, municipality, or other political
 Meeting of the Legislature or a Committee of the Legislature
 Financial Institution
 Professional or semiprofessional athletic event
 building, grounds, vehicle, or sponsored activity or athletic event of any public, private,
denominational, or parochial elementary, vocational, or secondary school, a private postsecondary
career school as defined in section 85-1603, a community college, or a public or private college,
junior college, or university
 Place of worship
 Hospital, emergency room, or trauma center
 Political rally or fundraiser
 Establishment having a license issued under the Nebraska Liquor Control Act that derives over onehalf
of its total income from the sale of alcoholic liquor
 Place where the possession or carrying of a firearm is prohibited by state or federal law
 A place or premises where the person, persons, entity, or entities in control of the property or
employer in control of the property has prohibited permit holders from carrying concealed handguns
into or onto the place or premises
A financial institution may authorize its security personnel to carry concealed handguns in the
financial institution while on duty so long as each member of the security personnel, as authorized, is in
compliance with the Concealed Handgun Permit Act and possesses a permit to carry a concealed handgun
issued pursuant to the act.
(c) A place of worship may authorize its security personnel to carry concealed handguns on its property
so long as each member of the security personnel, as authorized, is in compliance with the Concealed
Handgun Permit Act and possesses a permit to carry a concealed handgun issued pursuant to the act and
written notice is given to the congregation and, if the property is leased, the carrying of concealed handguns
on the property does not violate the terms of any real property lease agreement between the place of worship
and the lessor.
An employer may prohibit employees or other persons who are permitholders from carrying concealed
handguns in vehicles owned by the employer.
(5) A permitholder shall not carry a concealed handgun while he or she is consuming alcohol or while the
permitholder has remaining in his or her blood, urine, or breath any previously consumed alcohol or any
controlled substance as defined in section 28-401. A permitholder does not violate this subsection if the
controlled substance in his or her blood, urine, or breath was lawfully obtained and was taken in
therapeutically prescribed amounts.
Any person who possesses a firearm in a school, on school grounds, in a school-owned vehicle, or at a
school-sponsored activity or athletic event is guilty of the offense of unlawful possession of a firearm at a
school. Unlawful possession of a firearm at a school is a Class IV felony
This will not apply to firearms contained within a private vehicle operated by a nonstudent adult which are not loaded and are encased or are locked in a firearm rack. Further this does not apply to a handgun carried as a concealed handgun by a valid holder of a permit issued under the Concealed
Handgun Permit Act in a vehicle or on his or her person while riding in or on a vehicle into or onto any
parking area, which is open to the public and used by a school if, prior to exiting the vehicle, the handgun is
locked inside the glove box, trunk, or other compartment of the vehicle, a storage box securely attached to
the vehicle, or, if the vehicle is a motorcycle, a hardened compartment securely attached to the motorcycle
while the vehicle is in or on such parking area, except as prohibited by federal law. For purposes of this
subsection, encased means enclosed in a case that is expressly made for the purpose of containing a firearm 6
and that is completely zipped, snapped, buckled, tied, or otherwise fastened with no part of the firearm
  Resident Permit Reciprocity:
  State Contact Info: Nebraska State Police
1600 Highway 2
Lincoln, NE 68502
  Permit Issuing Authority: Nebraska State Patrol
  Length of Permit Validity: 5 Years
  Permit Application Process: Submit via mail or in person your application with required fee and documentation to a Nebraska State Patrol Troop Area Headquarters
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