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Gun owners talk about gun rights before legislature hearing
Anti-gun rights groups and gun activists are bound to shake up things as the legislature reconvenes this week.
A number of gun laws will be heard by the Judiciary Committee next week.
News 5's Dara Newson caught up with patrons as they headed to the Hastings Gun Show.
Hundreds of gun rights owners crowded inside the Fairgrounds for Hastings Annual Gun Show. But inside these doors lies a bigger storm.
The Four Rivers Sportsman Club sponsored the Hastings Gun Show here at the Adams County fairgrounds but they refused to let me inside the event they said I couldn't get any video or talk to any people.
In light of the nationwide gun battles the organization did not want, what they called negative attention.
Following some of the nation's bloodiest massacres, President Obama continues his fight to ban military style assault weapons and limit the size of ammunition magazines. And gun show events like this one have become common territory for stocking up, before it's too late.
"As a responsible firearms owner I don't want to see my rights taken away or intruded upon any further," said Andy Moss.
As the Nebraska Legislature resumes this week, a number of gun bills will be heard by the Judiciary Committee.
LB 451 the Nebraska Gun Rights Bill could prove to be the most controversial.
"It's the state's responsibility to stand up and say you can make whatever law you want to at the federal level but we're not going to enforce it in our state," said Randy May.
The bill seeks to prohibit federal restrictions on firearms, magazines, and firearm accessories.
Randy May gun owner and NRA recruiter attributes the wave of gun violence to the lack of mental health resources.
"Blaming guns for what happened at Connecticut and at the theater is like blaming a pencil for an arithmetic mistake, it's just a tool the problem is the person that uses the gun," May said.
Others wonder if LB 451 will be enough to block the federal government.
"I don't know how successful that's going to be long term," Moss said. "The federal government will, my guess is they'll probably try to punish states for that by taking funding away from other things."
LB 451 along with at least eight other gun law bills will be heard on the floor this week starting on Wednesday.
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