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Overview for Nebraska

The state of Nebraska requires a certificate to receive, buy, or sell handguns in most cases. There are exemptions such as, if the handgun is an antique, it is to a law enforcement agency, the person receiving the transfer is a federally licensed firearms dealer, if the transfer is between a spouses, or to parents, grandparents, uncles, nieces, nephews, or siblings. It is required by law that firearms dealers give every person buying a firearm information from the Department of Health and Human Services, about the dangers of leaving loaded firearms unsupervised around children.

Permit to PurchaseDetails
Open CarryDetails
Concealed CarryDetails
State Preemption of Local RestrictionsDetails
Firearm RegistrationDetails
Owner LicenseDetails

Law Long-guns Handguns
Permit to Purchase No Yes
Open Carry No Yes
Concealed Carry No Yes
State Preemption of Local Restrictions Yes Yes
Firearm Registration No No
Owner License No No

The Concealed Carry Permit

(often encompasses the open carry permit)

Official Concealed Carry page for Nebraska.

Nebraska Concealed Carry Reciprocity

Nebraska Magazine Capacity


Does Nebraska have a gun buy back program?

Nebraska does not run, or fund any gun buyback programs.

Does Nebraska have an inheritance gun law?

Nebraska does not have an inheritance gun law.

Nebraska FAQ

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