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People may not carry concealed handguns into the following locations. No statute prohibits open carry or handguns or long guns in these locations, however:

  • A police, sheriff, or Nebraska State Patrol station or office;
  • A detention facility, prison, or jail;
  • A courtroom or building which contains a courtroom;
  • A polling place during a bona fide election;
  • A meeting of the governing body of a county, public school district, municipality, or other political subdivision;
  • A meeting of the Legislature or a committee of the Legislature;
  • A financial institution (except that a financial institution may authorize its security personnel to carry concealed handguns on duty1);
  • A professional, semiprofessional, or collegiate athletic event;
  • A place of worship (except that a place of worship may authorize its security personnel to carry concealed handguns, assuming notice is provided to the congregation2);
  • A hospital, emergency room or trauma center;
  • A political rally or fundraiser;
  • An establishment having a license issued under the Nebraska Liquor Control Act that derives over one-half of its total income from the sale of alcoholic liquor;
  • A place where the possession or carrying of a firearm is prohibited by state or federal law;
  • Any place or premises where the person, persons, entity, or entities in control of the place or premises or employer in control of the place or premises has prohibited the carrying of concealed handguns into or onto the place or premises; or
  • Any other place or premises where handguns are prohibited by state law.3

A person may carry a concealed handgun in his or her vehicle or on his or her person while riding in or on a vehicle into any parking area open to the public that is used by any of the aforementioned locations, if prior to exiting the vehicle the handgun is locked inside the glove box, trunk, or other compartment of the vehicle, a storage box securely attached to the vehicle, or, if the vehicle is a motorcycle, a hardened compartment securely attached to the vehicle.4

If a person(s), entity, entities or employer in control of property prohibits a person from carrying concealed weapons in or onto property or premises open to the public, the person is not prohibited from possessing a concealed handgun under such circumstances unless the person(s), entity, entities or employer in control of the property has posted conspicuous notice or has made a request that the person remove the concealed handgun from the place or premises.5

Nebraska generally prohibits the carrying of a firearm within the boundaries of a state game refuge6 or the State Wild Game Preserve.7

Nebraska has no law prohibiting firearms in:

  • Parks;
  • Restaurants where alcohol is served; or
  • Gambling facilities.


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  1. Neb. Rev. Stat. § 69-2441(1)(b).[]
  2. Neb. Rev. Stat. § 69-2441(1)(c).[]
  3. Neb. Rev. Stat. § 69-2441(1)(a).[]
  4. Neb. Rev. Stat. § 69-2441(3).[]
  5. Neb. Rev. Stat. § 69-2441(5).[]
  6. Neb. Rev. Stat. § 37-708.[]
  7. Neb. Rev. Stat. § 37-712.[]