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Nebraska is a “Shall Issue” state where permits are issued at the state level by the State Patrol Department and are restricted to residents only. There are exemptions for military personnel posted in Nebraska, because they’re treated as residents. Applicants must complete a firearms training course and be 21. You must also notarize the application form.
|Open Carry Permitted?||Yes|
|Carry In Vehicle?||Yes|
|Carry In State Park?||Yes|
|Carry In Restaurants?||Yes|
|No Weapon Sign Enforced?||Yes|
|Must Notify Officer?||Yes|
Any individual who has a permit to conceal carry in another reciprocal U.S. state is legally allowed to carry a firearm in Nebraska. During their time in Nebraska, they will be subject to the laws of the county and state.
Without a Permit/License Open carry is legal in Nebraska. However, local governments can set their own regulations so you would need to check the local laws in the area. Minimum age for open carry is 18.
Without a Permit/License You can carry a loaded handgun in a vehicle without a permit if it is visible. A permit is required to carry a concealed firearm in or outside a vehicle.
You are permitted to carry in state parks, state forests, WMA’s and roadside rest areas.
In Restaurants That Serve Alcohol “Yes” or “No” states if you can carry in a restaurant that serves alcohol. Some restaurants may be posted with “NO GUN” signs. Check with the staff if this means just the bar area. If we have indicated a “Yes” then it should be legal to have a meal without drinking alcohol.
Nebraska gun laws give “No Weapons” signs the force of law . There are legal penalties for entering a private property or business that has posted these signs.
Must Inform Officer on Contact By Law Nebraska gun laws say “Whenever a permit holder who is carrying a concealed handgun is contacted by a peace officer or by emergency services personnel, the permit holder shall immediately inform the peace officer or emergency services personnel that the permit holder is carrying a concealed handgun.” You are also required by law to carry your permit and drivers license any time you carry a firearm.