LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A
bill to prevent Nebraska governors from restricting gun sales in a state
emergency has been sent to a final vote.
The bill by Sen. Mark
Christensen of Imperial won second-round approval on Wednesday. A final
vote is required before it goes to Gov. Dave Heineman.
Nebraska law allows governors to restrict the sale, distribution and
transportation of guns once a state emergency is declared.
has worked on the bill with the National Rifle Association, which has
passed similar "emergency powers" laws in 34 other states. Bills are
pending in Iowa, Massachusetts, Colorado and Washington.
Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha has said the measure is feel-good legislation that doesn't help or hurt anyone.