Though Nebraska has relatively lenient gun laws, the local ordinances in Omaha are generally much stricter. Therefore, it is important to take the time to fully understand the local Omaha gun laws. A well-versed gun attorney can discuss your rights and obligations as a gun owner to help you make sure you are following the laws.
What to Know About Omaha Gun Laws
Any gun owner must understand that firearms are regulated on a national, state, and local level. Most of the time, people are familiar with national and state issues but are unfamiliar with local ordinances, which can cause major issues. For example, breaking a local ordinance can result in a person being unable to obtain a concealed carry license or may put them in some other prohibited class of persons that would impact their firearm rights for the rest of their life.
It is important that, when someone is charged with either a violation of Omaha’s ordinance or any state law regarding potential domestic violence allegations, they have an attorney who is well-versed in Second Amendment issues. An attorney can help them fight the charges they are facing.
Laws for Someone Moving from Out of State
When a person owns a gun and moves to Omaha from out-of-state, they must register their firearm within the prescribed amount of time under the ordinance, or the firearm may be confiscated and destroyed by the City of Omaha. They can also face criminal charges and lose their right to be eligible for Nebraska concealed carry permit for up to 10 years.
There have not been any recent changes to gun laws in Omaha. On the federal level, the most recent and urgent issue is the National Bump Stock Ban. Omaha and Lincoln have already banned bump stocks but whether those bans are constitutional is a hotly contested matter. If a person owns any of these devices, it is probably important to understand the bump stock bans.
Where to Find Out More Information
Omaha’s gun laws are some of the strictest in Nebraska. That being said, Nebraska is one of the better places to be a gun owner. If a person lives anywhere in Nebraska other than Omaha and Lincoln, there are very few limitations on gun owners.
To find out more information about gun laws, a person should refer to the state patrol under their concealed carry section of the website. The National Rifle Association website and the National Shooting Sports Foundation website also both have many good resources on firearm laws across the state and in the United States. An attorney can also help a person make sure they understand the local laws and are following them correctly.
An Attorney Can Answer Questions About Omaha Gun Laws
Understanding Omaha gun laws can help an owner prevent unnecessary issues. If you are facing charges for a gun offense or have questions about the city’s gun laws, the attorneys at Berry Law Firm have answers. Call today to speak with a knowledgeable attorney.