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Concealed Carry Crosses State Lines

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That's the word from the Nebraska Attorney General's Office, which was required by a new state law to determine which states have comparable concealed handgun permit laws to Nebraska's. That determines which states' residents could legally carry concealed handguns in Nebraska, as well as their home state.

The review found that 34 states have standards equal to or greater than Nebraska's.

People who have obtained concealed weapons permits in those states have reciprocal rights here and can legally carry concealed weapons in Nebraska, said Leah Bucco-White of the Nebraska Attorney General's Office.

The review, however, found a dozen states, including neighboring South Dakota, where the standards are less stringent than Nebraska's. Permits from those states will not be honored here.

A 13th state, Vermont, allows concealed carry but does not issue permits. So Vermont residents and permit holders from the dozen other states won't be allowed to carry hidden handguns here, said Chief Deputy Attorney General David Cookson. Read more




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