Nebraska law provides:

Compliance with sections 69-2410 to 69-2423 [requiring a licensed dealer to either perform a background check or inspect the transferee’s handgun certificate before the transfer of a handgun] shall be a defense by…the licensee transferring a handgun in any cause of action under the laws of this state for liability for damages arising from the importation or manufacture, or the subsequent sale or transfer, of any handgun which has been shipped or transported in interstate or foreign commerce to any person who has been convicted in any court of any crime punishable be a term of more than one year.1

For detailed information about government and private party lawsuits against the gun industry, the status of litigation involving gun industry immunity statutes in various states, or pending gun industry immunity legislation, visit the Brady Center’s Legal Action Project and the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence’s Gun Industry Immunity page.

See our Immunity Statutes / Manufacturer Litigation policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.

  1. Neb. Rev. Stat. § 69-2417. ⤴︎