Concealed gun permits for military spouses approved

Military spouses will qualify for concealed handgun permits under a bill passed by the Legislature Feb. 5.

Currently, members of the U.S. Armed Forces stationed in Nebraska are considered state residents and may apply for concealed handgun permits. LB190, introduced by Hoskins Sen. Dave Bloomfield, allows the spouses of service members stationed in Nebraska to be considered state residents who also may apply for concealed handgun permits.

The bill also removes the U.S. citizenship requirement for eligibility for the permit.

The bill passed on a 43-2 vote.

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