Nebraska Gun Laws

Nebraska Gun Laws

Nebraska State Gun And Self-Defense Laws: YOU MUST ABIDE WITH ALL LAWS: STATE, FEDERAL AND LOCAL. Always Consult An Attorney


Rifles & Shotguns Handguns
Permit to Purchase NO YES
Registration of Firearms NO NO
Licensing of Owners NO NO
Permit to Carry NO YES



State Self-Defense Law Review: Always Consult An Attorney    

Duty to retreat before using Deadly force outside of Special Places


Crimes Justifying use of Deadly Force outside of Special Places

Kidnapping, forced sexual intercourse

Duty to Retreat when occupying special Places - Special places Mentioned in Statute such as Home, Workplace, Occupied Vehicle

No - Dwelling or place of work

Presumption of Reasonableness in Special Places - Unlawful Acts justifying use of Deadly Force in Special Places

No - Attempt to dispossess you of your dwelling, arson, burglary, robbery or other felonious theft or property destruction and either intruder is using deadly force or defending with anything less than deadly force would result in death or serious bodily injury

Immunity from Civil liability


Notable Provisions of this State's Self-Defense Law



How to obtain a Concealed Carry Permit in Nebraska


In 2006, the Nebraska Unicameral passed LB454 creating the Concealed Handgun Permit Act. The law allowing an individual to obtain a permit to carry a concealed handgun in accordance with the Act took effect January 1, 2007.

Applicants, who have completed an approved handgun training & safety course and completed a Concealed Handgun Permit Application, can present the application and necessary documentation in person to the Nebraska State Patrol location nearest them.

How to Apply, Renew Or Update A a CHP License: CLICK HERE

You must appear in person when applying for an Initial or Renewal CCW Permit.  Please click the link to find the NSP location nearest you to make an appointment: Conceal Carry Permit Locations.