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Do Nebraska localities currently have power to require permits to open carry?


Legendary Warrior
May 21, 2006
To my knowledge, the Omaha ordinace has not been tested in court.

An identification card is required for those who wish to open carry in the city of Omaha. This card is issued to those who have completed an approved firearm training program (8-10 hours in classroom, 2 hours on shooting range). A notable exeption to this is that one may open carry if he possesses a valid CHP.
- Omaha Municipal Code (Sec. 20-206,207)



Regular Member
Aug 25, 2009
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Unfortunately, The State of Nebraska does not have a Comprehensive Firearm Preemption Statute that Stop Omaha from Enforcing most of Their Municipal Ordinances Governing Firearms and Firearm Ammunition.

There was a Firearm Preemption Bill Filed in The Nebraska Legislature This Year, but it did not Pass. Representative Knitner Authored This Legislative Document, but it was 'Indefinitely Postponed' by The Nebraska Legislature on April 17, 2014.

A Link is Available here: http://nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/view_bill.php?DocumentID=22285