Nebraska Lawmakers to Initiate Debate on Gun Bills
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Several conservative Nebraska lawmakers are initiating a new gun debate in the Legislature with a series of measures modeled after proposals in other states.
Lawmakers will present the bills Wednesday to the Legislature's Judiciary Committee.
Bill Kintner of Papillion has introduced a bill that would prohibit the
state from disclosing gun-permit information. He filed the measure in
response to a New York newspaper that published an interactive map of
all gun permits in a two-county area. Kintner pointed to a similar
measure in Maine, which passed last month with unusual bipartisan
Sen. Charlie Janssen of Fremont has introduced a bill
that would attempt to prevent the federal government from banning
semi-automatic firearms, except for those already banned in Nebraska. Janssen is a Republican candidate for governor.