Friday, November 06, 2009
Well you ought to be!
Officially organized one year ago the NFOA accomplished more legislative change in the first six months of existence that I thought could be done in 10 years.
Even before LB454, the bill that became Concealed Carry law, passed I pointed out what I saw as a number of problems with it. I also felt that it would take years to make the necessary changes that would bring Nebraska in line with concealed carry laws in most of the other states.
During the past legislative session members of the NFOA convinced the Unicameral to enact the following changes;
Reciprocity/Recognition of other states CCW permits/licenses
State pre-emption that put an end to a patchwork of local laws
Range Protection Act - a law that the Issac Walton League had been trying to get through for a decade. In thier magazine the "Ikes" recognized that the efforts of the NFOA was what it took to finally get it passed.
Military exemption from having to switch residency from home state to apply for a concealed carry permit.
Mandating the State patrol has 45 days to complete the process of issuing a permit. Previously the Patrol could take as long as they wanted.
Since the NRA has had to go global in their fight to protect the Right to keep and bear arms it has left a vacuum that is being filled by long standing organizations like the Second Amendment Foundation, The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, Gun Owners of America and others.
Grass roots 0rganizations like The Nebraska Firearms owners Association, The Virginia/Arizona Citizen Defense leagues and many more have also formed and stepped up to fill the vacuum.
If you live in Nebraska and are not a member of the NFOA you should be. Check out their website Here.