Unfinished Business: Enhancing Nebraska’s Commitment to Protecting Second Amendment Rights
By Governor Pete Ricketts
May 3, 2022
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Nebraskans have long been strong supporters of the right to keep and bear arms. Nearly 85 years after it was enshrined in the Second Amendment at the federal level, Nebraska’s leaders chose to make our stance on gun rights crystal clear. Article I of the Nebraska Constitution proclaims that “the right to keep and bear arms for security or defense of self, family, home, and others, and for lawful common defense, hunting, recreational use, and all other lawful purposes…shall not be denied or infringed by the state or any subdivision thereof.” This should serve as the exclamation point on where Nebraska stands in its commitment to constitutional gun rights.
But we can do better for Nebraskans. Right now, law-abiding citizens must jump through…