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Nebraska: Anti-Gun Lawmakers Readying Action on “Red Flag” Firearm Seizure Bill

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Nebraska: Anti-Gun Lawmakers Readying Action on “Red Flag” Firearm Seizure Bill

“Red Flag” Firearm Seizure Legislation, Legislative Bill 58, is currently awaiting action in the Judiciary Committee.  While no vote is currently scheduled, your NRA-ILA has learned that anti-gun lawmakers are scrambling to take action on this extreme gun control legislation.  LB 58 would allow Second Amendment rights to be suspended following baseless accusations without due process.  Please contact committee members and urge them to OPPOSE LB 58.

Legislative Bill 58, introduced by Senator Adam Morfeld (LD-46), would create Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPO) to allow Second Amendment rights to be suspended following an ex parte hearing where the respondent is not present to defend against allegations made against them.  Upon the issuance of an ERPO, law-enforcement would be allowed to search and seize any firearms possessed by the respondent.  An ERPO would be issued not because a person has been convicted of a crime or adjudicated mentally ill, but instead on third-party allegations.  This legislation lacks strong due process protections, contains low evidentiary standards, and falls well below the norm for removing fundamental, constitutional rights. 

Again, please click the “Take Action” button above to contact committee members and urge them to OPPOSE LB 58.

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