In Nebraska, adults may purchase and openly carry firearms without a permit. However, you must obtain a concealed handgun permit to carry a concealed gun on (or near) your body. (Neb. Rev. Stat. § 28-1202.)
For more information, see Open and Concealed Gun Carrying Laws in Nebraska.
To obtain a concealed handgun permit, you must apply at one of the Nebraska State Patrol Troop Area Headquarters or the Criminal Identification Division in Lincoln. To qualify, you must:
Additionally you must NOT:
(Neb. Rev. Stat. § 69-2433.)
Yes. Nebraska recognizes valid concealed handgun permits from other states that have license requirements equal to or stricter than Nebraska’s. If you have a license from a reciprocal state, and you are not a Nebraska resident, your license is valid in Nebraska. If you are a Nebraska resident (or become one), you must apply for a Nebraska permit.
A current list of reciprocal states is available at the Nebraska State Police’s website.
If you have any questions about whether you are allowed to carry a gun in Nebraska, or if you are facing charges for a gun permit violation, consult a qualified criminal defense lawyer.