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Today, Nebraska took steps to protect its communities from gun violence, scoring an early victory for smart gun laws at the state level. We’re proud to announce that lawmakers there stopped progress on a bill that attempts to eliminate cities’ ability to regulate for public safety by enacting their own municipal gun safety regulations.

The bill, LB 289, which would have preempted lifesaving local laws like ones that keep guns out of the hands of juvenile gang members, the dangerously mentally ill or away from domestic violence shelters.

We’re proud to have provided legal analysis and support to activists on the ground in Nebraska. Today’s news is a critical win for Nebraska–the state scores a D on our Gun Law State Scorecard, and we’re thrilled to see that lawmakers are taking a stand against the gun lobby’s deadly agenda.

For more information about Nebraska’s state gun laws, see our policy page.
To learn more about preemption laws, see our policy page.
For more information on how your state stacks up when it comes to smart gun laws, visit our 2015 Gun Law State Scorecard