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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2023 ‘Universal Background Checks in Nebraska.’ Background Checks. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 4 June

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Private Sales in Nebraska

Persons wishing to obtain handguns through private sellers (non-firearms dealers) must obtain either a handgun certificate or a concealed handgun permit and are therefore subject to a background check…

A transferee is not required to obtain a handgun certificate, however, if:

- The transferee is a licensed firearms dealer under federal law;
- The handgun is an antique;
- The transferee is authorized to do so on behalf of a law enforcement agency;
- The transfer is temporary and the transferee remains:
(a) in the line of sight of the transferor; or
(b) within the premises of an established shooting facility; or
- The transfer is between a person and his or her spouse, sibling, parent, child, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, or grandparent.

Transfers of rifles and shotguns by private sellers are not subject to background checks in Nebraska, although federal and state purchaser prohibitions still apply.

Nebraska expressly authorizes Nebraska residents not otherwise precluded by applicable laws to purchase, sell, trade, convey, deliver, or transport rifles, shotguns, ammunition, reloading components or firearm accessories in Nebraska and states contiguous to Nebraska

[Editor's note: The Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence regularly updates its webpages with new data as US gun regulation evolves state by state. For the most up-to-date information on US gun laws, please refer to the Giffords URL below]

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