Nebraska Gun Laws

(Updated: July 24, 2024)

Overview Of Nebraska Concealed Carry Laws

Issuing Status:Shall Issue
Inform Law Enforcement:Yes
Honors Other States Permits:Yes
Issues Non Resident Permits:No
Prohibited Locations:
  • *Executive orders in Omaha and Lincoln prohibiting the possession of firearms within all city-owned or leased properties, facilities, parks, and public spaces
  • Police/ sheriff/ state patrol stations/ offices
  • Detention facilities
  • Courtrooms
  • Pollings places during election
  • County/ public school district/ municipality meeting places
  • Legislature or Committee of the Legislature meetings
  • Financial institutions
  • Professional/ semiprofessional athletic events
  • Private/ public schools/ buildings/ events
  • Places of worship
  • Hospitals
  • Political rally/ fundraiser
  • Establishments whose main purpose is selling alcohol
*No Guns* Signs Force Of Law:Yes
Store In Vehicle:Yes
Allowed In State Parks:Yes
Allowed In National Parks:
Allowed In Game Management Units:
Allowed In Wildlife Management Areas:Yes
Allowed At Road Rest Areas:Yes
Allowed In Restaurants Where Alcohol Served:Yes
States Honoring Nebraska PermitAlaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Open Carry Allowed:Yes
Licensing Age:

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Nebraska Pistol Permit News

Nebraska bill LB77: On September 2, 2023, a significant legislative change took effect in Nebraska, ushered in by the persistent efforts of State Senator Tom Brewer from Gordon. This change, embodied in Legislative Bill 77, permits individuals over the age of 21 to carry concealed firearms without the need for a state-issued permit or mandatory firearm safety training, placing Nebraska alongside 26 other states with similar laws. In addition to this, an amendment to the law requires firearm dealers to disseminate information on suicide prevention, including evidence-based strategies for prevention and access to the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline or similar resources. This amendment was introduced by State Senator John Fredrickson of Omaha and integrated into LB 50. Concurrently, in response to these changes, Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert has issued an executive order that prohibits the possession of firearms within all city-owned or leased properties, facilities, parks, and public spaces. This prohibition extends to various locations, such as community and recreation centers, pools, libraries, parks, fire stations, as well as Public Works and Parks Department maintenance yards. Notices indicating the ban on firearms will be prominently displayed at these locations, in accordance with a provision within LB 77 that empowers Omaha to enforce such restrictions. Notably, this order exempts federal, state, county, or city law enforcement personnel, trained security personnel associated with government agencies, visitors to the Harry A. Koch Trap & Skeet facility in Seymour Smith Park, and individuals granted prior approval from the Omaha chief of police. Likewise, Lincoln Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird has signed a similar executive order reaffirming the prohibition of firearms on city property, encompassing buildings, libraries, and parks. This executive order aligns with resolutions recently passed by the Lincoln-Lancaster County Public Building Commission and the West Haymarket JPA. It is important to note that even though LB 77 waives the requirement for state-mandated safety training, the Lincoln Police Department strongly recommends that individuals planning to carry concealed handguns undertake a safety course as a responsible practice.