Nebraska gun laws define the state as “Shall Issue”. Permits are restricted to residents only and issued at the state level by the State Patrol Department. Exemptions are given to military personnel posted in Nebraska, they are treated as residents. Applicants must be 21 or older and complete a firearms training course. The application form must be notarized.
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Districts & Territories
District of Columbia
Iowa – Nebraska will only honor the Non-professional permit
North Dakota – Nebraska will only honor the Class 1 permit.
South Dakota – Nebraska will only honor the Enhanced permit.
Nebraska is a “shall issue” state.
The permit is valid for 5 years.
Concealed carry permits/licenses are issued by Nebraska State Patrol in Lincoln or Troop area Headquarters outside of Lincoln.
The application for a concealed carry permit/license must be processed within 5 days of the application being received.
YES – 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.
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.
GunsToCarry recommends that you do not enter a property displaying a “No Weapons” sign whether the law is for or against signage. If asked to leave a property and you refuse to do so then you are breaking the law and put yourself at risk of being charged.
YES – 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.
YES – 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.
YES – 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.
You are permitted to carry in state parks, state forests, WMA’s and roadside rest areas.
Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm
Address 1600 Highway 2
City Lincoln, NE 68502