Nebraska Governor Jim Pillen signed into law a bill allowing concealed handguns to be carried without a permit by citizens 21 years of age and older. In doing so, the state leader protects the right to bear arms enshrined in the Second Amendment to the Constitution.
Pillen signed the bill into law after the Nebraska Legislature passed the bill introduced by state Sen. Tom Brewer, R-Nebraska. Through a statement published on his Twitter account, the governor emphasized on protecting the Constitution:
Signing this bill keeps the promise I made to voters to protect our constitutional rights and promote common sense, conservative values. I appreciate the hard work of the Senators who supported this legislation, and in particular Senator Brewer, who led this charge and carried it through to the end.
RELEASE: Governor Pillen Signs Constitutional Carry Bill Into Law pic.twitter.com/AlKx8CBjRg
— Governor Jim Pillen (@TeamPillen) April 25, 2023
27th state to enact this law
More than half of the states are already opposed to banning the carrying of handguns without a permit. With Nebraska, 27 states have enacted such a law.
"Nebraskans should not have to pay a fee to the government or ask permission to exercise their constitutional rights. This bill finally fulfills the promises of the Nebraska and U.S. constitutions. I am proud to help Nebraska join twenty-six of our sister states in removing this obstacle to the right to keep and bear arms," Pillen said.
A few days ago, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis approved the law allowing citizens to carry firearms without a permit. A rule that will come into force on July 1.
In 2021, Arizona, Iowa, Montana, Tennessee, Texas and Utah enacted laws allowing permitless carry. In 2022, Alabama, Georgia, Indiana and Ohio also did so.