Bill would strip governor's power to halt gun sales during emergencies

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Posted: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 12:00 am

LINCOLN — Nebraska’s governor would lose the power to halt sales of firearms during an emergency under a bill given first-round approval by the Nebraska Legislature on Tuesday.

Such “emergency powers” bills are a big deal for gun rights advocates such as the National Rifle Association, which has helped enact laws in 34 states. Measures are pending in neighboring Iowa and Colorado.

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