Nebraska lawmakers waded into an intense gun debate during a hearing on firearms legislation
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska lawmakers waded into an intense gun debate during a hearing on firearms legislation.
Lawmakers presented four bills on Wednesday, including two that would attempt to prevent the federal government from enforcing new gun restrictions in Nebraska.
A third bill would ban public disclosure of gun permit information. The measure came in response to a New York newspaper that published an online map of all gun-permit holders.
A fourth measure would require the Nebraska State Patrol to design a standard sign to be used in places where guns are prohibited.
Supporters filled a hearing room at the Capitol.
The bills all received a heavy grilling from Senator Ernie Chambers of Omaha. Chambers called several of the measures preposterous, saying they were unenforceable or focused on non-existent problems.
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