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Legal Information: Nebraska

State Gun Laws

April 21, 2021

What is the definition of a felony?

Throughout these gun law pages, we will refer to gun laws that make it illegal for someone convicted of a felony to have a gun. A felony is a more serious crime than a misdemeanor.

In most states, a felony is defined as a crime with a punishment of more than one year. However, Nebraska state law has various felony crimes, all with different sentences, some of which may be less than one year.1 To read the various classes of felonies in Nebraska, go to our Selected Nebraska Statutes page.

1 NE R.S. § 28-105