Nebraska is on the verge of becoming the 27th constitutional carry state in the United, following the passage of permitless carry legislation by the state senate on Wednesday morning.
According to KLKN, the law was approved by the Senate by a vote of 33-14.
State Sen. Tom Brewer presented the constitutional carry proposal (R).
State Sen. Jane Raybould (D) unsuccessfully attempted to torpedo the proposal, which is intended to relieve Nebraskans of the need for government permission to exercise their right to carry guns.
Gov. Jim Pillen (R), who has stated his support for constitutional carry, expressed gratitude to the legislature for approving the measure and submitting it to him for signature:
I am proud to support LB 77 and Nebraskans' constitutional rights. Thank you to the Nebraska Legislature for sending this bill to my desk. pic.twitter.com/25kn0oT0jC
— Governor Jim Pillen (@TeamPillen) April 19, 2023
There are currently 26 constitutional carry states in the Union. Those include: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming. (Florida’s constitutional carry law takes effect July 1, 2023.)
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