The Second Amendment is not contingent on the wishes of local elected officials.
Via Omaha World-Herald:
Nebraska lawmakers signaled Wednesday they intend to pull rank on local elected officials when it comes to regulating guns.
The Legislature voted 32-12 to advance a bill that would require state law to override municipal gun regulations in Nebraska. Supporters of the measure narrowly defeated a filibuster by senators who argued that cities and villages ought to control firearm possession and require handgun registration in their communities.
The bill’s advancement to the second round of debate puts Nebraska closer to passing what likely is the most significant expansion of gun rights since lawmakers enacted a concealed carry law in 2006.
“It helps citizens in our states to bear arms, which is guaranteed to them under our Constitution,” said State Sen. Mike Hilgers of Lincoln, who both sponsored and prioritized the bill.
Among the local regulations that would end if the bill passes is Omaha’s handgun registration ordinance, long despised by many gun owners who argue that it infringes upon their constitutional rights while doing nothing to reduce gun violence.
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