Why Two Democrats ‘Get It’ on Constitutional Carry
By Erich Pratt
“The point remains that the [current ] law does disproportionately hit Nebraska’s black community compared to white people…. Permitless carry in Nebraska would solve a lot of these issues.”
Tom Knighton, BearingArms, March 6, 2023
Constitutional Carry is moving in Nebraska, where two Democrats have broken with the party line to support the bill.
As to the “why” these two Democrats are supporting permitless carry, the Associated Press provides the answer:
While the bill would not usurp the federal requirement for a background check to buy a gun, it would allow people to carry guns hidden in their clothing or vehicle without having to pay for a government permit or take a now-required gun safety course. It also would override stricter gun laws in the state’s cities, including in the state’s largest city of Omaha, which requires a conceal carry license for anyone carrying a gun in a car — even if the gun is in open view.
It’s that Omaha law that spurred Omaha Sens. Justin Wayne and Terrell McKinney to break party ranks and support the bill.
“How many young African American and Latino kinds are affected by Omaha’s gun laws?” asked Wayne on the Senate floor. Young Black people in Omaha are
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