Handgun Shooting Basics For Women In Nebraska

Women And Handgun Shooting Nebraska NE

Woman Shotgun ShooterShooting is most definitely a thrilling hobby, as well as a means of protecting oneself. There is an extraordinary adrenaline rush, and a sense of pride, and then you do it over again. It’s incredibly exciting. It’s important that women become comfortable using firearms in Nebraska, since guns are some of the best means of protecting themselves against intruders and attackers. One of the best ways to go about turning shooting into a hobby, rather than something strictly for self-defense is to learn about recreational shooting activities in Nebraska, There is Practical Shooting; IDPA shooting that simulates self-defense and real life style encounters.

There is Shotgun competitions, Then there is the extremely exciting sport of 3 – Gun Shooting where your shoot a sporting rifle usually built on an AR – platform, a Shotgun, and an semi-auto pistol. There are also; Action, Silhouette, and Precision shooting competitions. If this is not enough there are also several very specific types of shooting competitions where just Rifles and Shotguns are used. 

New Women Shooters; Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun: What’s the Difference In Nebraska?

Julie, Top Woman CompetitorIt can be a bit confusing to keep these terms separate, especially when you’re in conversation with a gun expert in Nebraska who just prattles on and on! When you’re trying to figure out which type of firearm would work best for your home and/or personal self-defense, it’s important to be able to make an informed decision. Here’s a quick run-down to help you out:

A handgun is a firearm designed to be handheld, in either one or both hands. This can be a Pistol (Semi-auto) or a revolver. Handguns are much more suited to home and especially for personal defense. This is what you would carry around during your daily activities if you get a concealed carry permit in Nebraska. The barrel is much shorter than both a rifle and shotgun, as it’s designed to be held with one or both hands, rather than placed against your shoulder. Most pistol barrels are grooved in a similar manner to that of rifles.

Rifles and Shotguns for New Women Shooters In Nebraska

A rifle is a firearm designed to be fired from the shoulder, A rifle barrel is long and has thick walls with spiral grooves cut into the bore. This grooved pattern is referred to as “rifling”. This is one of the best guns for shooting recreationally. With the proper training in Nebraska and choice of a rifle such as one on an AR – Platform it can be used for both sport and home defense. Rifles are very versatile and it is highly recommended that any woman wanting to learn to shoot a handgun should seriously consider adding a rifle into her training program.

A shotgun (also known as a scattergun and pepper gun,) is a firearm that is usually designed to be fired from the shoulder, which uses the energy of a fixed shell to fire a number of small spherical pellets called shot, or a solid projectile called a slug. The shotgun barrel is long and made of thin steel that is smooth on the inside to allow the shot to glide down the barrel without friction since it doesn’t have to withstand quite as much pressure. It’s similar to that of a rifle barrel. This is good for home defense in Nebraska, but be careful of your surroundings. Often, the sound alone of a shotgun “Racking” is formidable enough to make an intruder think twice.

This page outlines just the very basics of the types of firearms in Nebraska that may be best suited for you. Happy shooting!

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The Nebraska State Constitutional Provision States: “All persons ... have certain ... rights, among these are ... the right to keep and bear arms for security or defense of self, family, home, and others, and for lawful common defense, hunting, recreational use, and all other lawful purposes, and such rights shall not be denied or infringed by the state or any subdivision thereof.”

In Nebraska, to purchase a handgun, a permit to purchase is required. Rifles and shotguns are not subject to gun laws more restrictive than those at the federal level. As of January 1, 2007, concealed handgun permits (CHPs) are being issued by the Nebraska State Patrol.

Nebraska is a "shall issue" state as of January 1, 2007, Requirements for a concealed carry permit in Nebraska are a state-certified handgun safety course within the past three years, a resident of the state, a successful background check and at least 21 years of age. Nebraska does not issue permits to anyone who is barred from owning a handgun under federal law.

 The NRA has reported that the Nebraska legislature has passed a Right to Carry legislation and Governor Heineman has signed it into law. Nebraska is now the 48th State to have some form of Right to Carry. There are now 38 states that are shall issue, and Nebraska will be the 39th shall issue state.

Nebraska does not have a law against open carry in public, hence Nebraska is an open carry state. However there is no state statute specifically "allowing" it and there is no state pre-emption in this regard either so local law can be more strict than the state law.

April, 2012 Legislative Bill 807, Concealed Handgun Permit reform legislation, passed during its final reading on the floor of the Legislature by an overwhelming 48 to 1 vote.  LB 807 was then transmitted to Governor Dave Heineman who signed it into law.   Pursuant to Nebraska Statute 69-2403 a firearm purchase certificate is required to purchase, lease, rent, or receive a handgun. The law applies to both retail and private party transactions. The law also prohibits selling, leasing, renting, or transferring a handgun to a person who does not possess a handgun certificate.

US Precision Defense offers a members only section with reports and videos, an on-line store, and reciprocity maps, and information just for women shooters. 

Lincoln County Sheriff Jerome Kramer stated; "I support [LB 451], because I took an oath to support the Constitution in its entirety, There are things happening at the federal level that are concerning to a lot of Americans. I think Sen. Janssen took the first step to keep the federal government out of our personal lives in Nebraska."

Two Nebraska Sheriff’s have gone on record as supporting a bill that would impede the Federal government’s efforts to enforce the gun ban bills currently before the U.S. House and Senate. The bill drew support from Nebraska Sheriffs Jerome Kramer of Lincoln County and Shawn Hebbert of Grant County.

A growing number of elected Sheriff’s from across the country are starting to become outspoken on the issue of gun control and supporting the US constitution and specifically the second amendment.  The Nebraska Sheriff's Association Opposes Gun Bans, and as a collective body voted to endorse Nebraska LB 451. Although individual Sheriff’s offices in Nebraska may not have made individual statements regarding the second amendment and their support, that support is evident by their membership in the Nebraska Sheriff’s Association, and their public statement of belief in the entire Constitution including the second amendment.

Citizens and Sheriffs’ Rally to Preserve Threatened Second Amendment Rights, Angry elected county sheriffs too are continuing their rise against Congress and the President for the same reason. “Leave the Bill of Rights alone.” Their movement, starting in mid-January, also has yet to break through the unsympathetic establishment press.

Perhaps Remington should consider a state that is not only friendly to the Second Amendment, but also has a governor trying to find a way to get rid of both individual and corporate income taxes. If Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman and the Legislature can accomplish that, perhaps that can be incentive for companies to relocate to Nebraska instead of staying in states unfriendly to their product or that levy taxes detrimental to business and job creation. It's probably just a dream, but it would be awesome to have such a legendary gun manufacturer relocate to Nebraska.

Nebraska currently only has a couple of very small specialty manufacturers in the firearms industry so there is a perfect climate for the Governor to try and entice mainstream firearm manufacturers to move to the state.

US Precision Defense has an on-line store full of shooting accessories.