Nebraska climbs out of the Stone Age, plans on reciprocity agreement
9/10/09 - For gun owners who travel through or hunt in Nebraska, that state has always been a problem.
Though rural, their unicameral legislature has certainly not been a beacon of conservatism. They only recently passed a "Shall Issue" concealed carry law, lagging behind a majority of states, and seemed reticent to grant reciprocity to other states.
I've hunted in Nebraska for the better part of two decades now, and have heard from many frustrated Nebraska citizens as well as visitors to their state. Lots of great hunting there, and a big football state (but what do I care -- I'm a hockey nut), but they've always been an anomaly for rural states and gun rights.
At the very end of August, the Nebraska Attorney General sent a letter to their State Patrol, informing them that Nebraska is implementing a bill to grant reciprocity for concealed carry permit holders. Among those states Nebraska will seek reciprocity agreements with is Colorado.
It won't happen immediately: Colorado and Nebraska bureaucrats (many of whom are anti-gun themselves) must first exchange letters and sign documents before Colorado's last contiguous state has a reciprocity agreement. But the wheels are finally in motion to allow Colorado permit holders to carry in Nebraska. Finally.
Of course, we'll update you on this reciprocity development as it becomes official, and, as always, check with our website for updates (especially our Concealed Carry Guide)
Note: contrary to some internet rumors, Colorado and Wyoming still have a reciprocity agreement.