Legal Information: Nebraska

State Gun Laws

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Updated: 
August 17, 2016

If the abuser has been convicted of a crime, can s/he keep or buy a gun?

No. Under federal law, if the abuser has been convicted of a felony or a domestic violence misdemeanor, s/he cannot have or buy a gun. * If you're not sure if the abuser has been convicted of a domestic violence misdemeanor, see What crimes are considered domestic violence misdemeanors?

In addition, Nebraska state law makes it illegal for a person to have or buy a gun if s/he has been convicted of a felony or is a fugitive from justice (any person fleeing to avoid prosecution).**   Also, in order to get a concealed weapons permit in Nebraska, the applicant must:

  • not have been convicted of a felony under the laws of Nebraska or any other state;
  • within the past 10 years, not have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of violence under the laws of Nebraska or any other state;
  • within the past 10 years, not have had a conviction of any Nebraska law relating to firearms, unlawful use of a weapon, or controlled substances (drugs) or of any similar laws of another state; and
  • not be on parole, probation, house arrest, or work release.***

* 18 USC § 922(g)(9)
** NE R.S. § 28-1206(1)
*** NE R.S. § 69-2433(4),(5),(8),(9)