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NE: Concealed carry must have permit
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Sen. Tom Brewer wants a Nebraska constitutional amendment granting the right for individuals to carry concealed weapons with no need for a license. This not what we would call safe and proper use of a firearm. In our responsible and safe society, requiring a license to carry a concealed firearm does not restrict gun ownership as Sen. Brewer is implying.
Sorry, Senator, but you’re misguided on this one. For one to carry a concealed firearm, we will continue to require a license.
|Concealed carry permits are a "yes, but..." nullification of a black-letter constitutional prohibition.
The word "except" doesn't appear in the Second Amendment. Its absence is a conspicuous declaration that the right therein referenced, when exercised for peaceable, lawful purposes, absolutely CAN NOT be interfered with.
Sorry, but that's what it says in plain English. There is no contorted 'interpretation' of that guarantee that excepts government actions from its concise prohibition, regardless of any subsequent legislation or court opinion.