Nebraska gun bills stall but may resurface next year

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ A series of gun measures introduced in the Nebraska Legislature are likely to stay in committee for the rest of the year.

Most of the gun bills reviewed by the Judiciary Committee haven't moved for debate in the full Legislature, and they haven't received a priority designation that would push them ahead of other measures.

Lawmakers have reviewed bills intended to keep firearms and ammunition out of the hands of unsupervised juveniles.

Other measures that would attempt to supersede federal gun laws drew large crowds at hearings, but they faced tough questioning from the committee.

Although the Legislature likely won't vote on gun bills this session, Sen. Mark Christensen of Imperial says he plans to introduce a bill next year that would allow teachers to carry concealed weapons in class.

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