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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2023 ‘Minimum Age to Purchase & Possess in Nebraska.’ Who Can Have a Gun. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 8 February
Minimum Age to Purchase and Possess in Nebraska
Nebraska prohibits any person under age 18 from possessing a handgun. The provisions of this section do not apply to the temporary loan of handguns for instruction under the immediate supervision of a parent or guardian or adult instructor.
Nebraska prohibits any person from knowingly and intentionally transferring, or attempting to transfer, a firearm to a juvenile (any person under age 18). However, the state does not prohibit the transfer of a long gun to a juvenile:
- Who is related to the transferor within the second degree of consanguinity or affinity if the transfer of physical possession does not occur until the juvenile's parent or guardian grants express permission;
- Who is under direct adult supervision in an appropriate educational program; or
- For a legitimate and lawful sporting purpose.
A person must be at least age 21 to receive a handgun purchase certificate or concealed handgun permit. Generally, a handgun purchase certificate or concealed handgun permit is necessary to purchase, lease, rent, or receive transfer of a handgun from an unlicensed person…
Federal age restrictions also apply…
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