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In Nebraska, machine gun means “any firearm, whatever its size and usual designation, that shoots automatically more than one shot, without manual reloading, by a single function of the trigger.”1

In Nebraska, any person who transports or possesses any machine gun commits a Class IV felony.2 This does not apply to any person qualified under federal law to possess or transport machine guns.3

Federal law requires machine guns to be registered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF), and generally prohibits the transfer or possession of machine guns manufactured after May 19, 1986.4 In December 2018, ATF finalized a rule to include bump stocks within the definition of a machine gun subject to this federal law, meaning that bump stocks will be generally banned as of March 26, 2019.5

 See our Machine Guns policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue. 

  1. Neb. Rev. Stat. § 28-1201(7).[]
  2. Neb. Rev. Stat. § 28-1203(1).[]
  3. Neb. Rev. Stat. § 28-1203(2).[]
  4. 18 U.S.C. § 922(o); 26 U.S.C. § 5861(d).[]
  5. Bump-Stock-Type Devices, 83 Fed. Reg. 66,514 (Dec. 26, 2018) (to be codified at 27 C.F.R. pts. 447, 478, 479).[]