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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2021 ‘Firearm Prohibitions in Nebraska.’ Who Can Have a Gun. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 10 May
Prohibited Purchasers Generally in Nebraska
Federal law prohibits certain persons from purchasing or possessing firearms, such as felons, certain domestic abusers, and certain people with a history of mental illness.
Similarly, Nebraska prohibits the following persons from possessing firearms:
- A convicted felon;
- A fugitive from justice;
- Any person subject to a current domestic violence protection order and in knowing violation of that order; or
- Any person convicted within the past seven years of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.
Nebraska has no laws preventing the purchase or possession of firearms by:
- Violent misdemeanants (other than those convicted of a domestic violence misdemeanor);
- Persons with mental illness;
- Drug or alcohol abusers; or
- Juvenile offenders…
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