Banning guns at Nebraska State Capitol is again on the table

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — More than 75% of people believe that threats against politicians are increasing, according to a new poll by the New York University School of Law.

These results come amid a push to ban the open carry of guns in Nebraska’s Capitol.

State Sen. Machaela Cavanaugh proposed the ban, saying she was “terrified” three years ago, when some men openly carried semi-automatic rifles inside the Capitol.

Nebraskans Against Gun Violence is calling for the approval of the gun ban, saying weapons don’t belong in politics.

Opponents of the proposal say it would be violate the Second Amendment, according to the Nebraska Examiner.

One man who testified last week, while wearing a handgun, said armed citizens have prevented some mass shootings.

The issue will be decided by the Rules Committee, along with the more than 50 other proposed rule changes.

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