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We no longer need to get a redundant pistol purchase permit to buy a handgun if we have a CCW permit. :D

Nebraska’s Concealed Handgun Permit Satisfies Background Check Requirement
According to BATFE!

On April 21, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE)
responded to the Nebraska State Patrol’s request to review the Concealed
Handgun Permit Act, as amended by Legislative Bill 817. BATFE determined
that the permit does qualify as an alternative to a redundant background
check. BATFE will now send a letter to all Nebraska federal firearms
licensees informing that any permit issued within the last five years will
qualify for this exemption, as provided under the federal Brady law.

All individuals who apply for or renew a concealed carry permit must undergo
a National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) inquiry.
Exempting valid concealed carry permit holders alleviates the redundancy of
having to go through NICS for every firearm purchase or transfer from a gun
dealer. This saves dealers and their customers time while decreasing the
administrative costs of NICS itself.

This victory is the direct result of last session’s NRA-backed LB 817 being
enacted. This monumental reform made a number of changes to Nebraska’s
right-to-carry laws to meet the federal requirements under U.S.C. §
922(t)(3) and 27 C.F.R. § 478.102(d), which now allow concealed carry permit
holders to be exempt from a redundant NICS background check.

Thank you to all those who contacted their state Senator and the
Governor during this process last year and contributed to this policy
victory.

http://nebraskalegislature.gov/FloorDocs/101/PDF/AM/ER8176.pdf

I also see something in the bill ammendment that says changing prohibitions regarding the discharge of firearms in certain cities, villages and counties. Don't know what that means, but I want to look into that.
 

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I am happy for the good people of Nebraska! :)
 

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I'm not sure what the Pistol Purchase Permit details, but the way I read that it says that you will not have to undergo a NICS background check to purchase any firearm, let alone a handgun, if you hold a valid CCW permit. Which means that you can just walk in to a gun shop, show your CCW permit, pay for the firearm, and walk out.

Seems like some pretty good legislation to me. I think Kansas might have passed something similar.
 

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I'm not sure what the Pistol Purchase Permit details, but the way I read that it says that you will not have to undergo a NICS background check to purchase any firearm, let alone a handgun, if you hold a valid CCW permit. Which means that you can just walk in to a gun shop, show your CCW permit, pay for the firearm, and walk out.

Seems like some pretty good legislation to me. I think Kansas might have passed something similar.
It's supposed to be this way with the pistol purchase permit, but this (quote below) is what happens. :rolleyes: In reality, it will just end up saving you $5 and about 15 + minutes.

Like a lot of legislation,... in theory........ :D but in reality,... :neutral:

Don't get too excited ... Most FFL's & gun shops still do the background check when you purchase a firearm ... It's a CYA thing.
 
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