If the abuser has been convicted of a crime, can s/he keep or buy a gun?
Nebraska state law makes it illegal for a person to have or buy a gun if:
- s/he has been convicted of a felony;
- is on probation pursuant to a deferred judgment for a felony;
- has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence within the past seven years; or
- is a fugitive from justice (any person fleeing to avoid prosecution).1
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.2
Also, federal laws, which apply to all states, may restrict an abuser’s right to have a gun. Go to Federal Gun Laws to get more information.
1 NE R.S. § 28-1206(1)
2 NE R.S. § 69-2433(4), (5), (8), (9)