Nebraska Chapter Volunteers Host Advocacy Day in Lincoln Calling for Common-Sense Gun Legislation
LINCOLN — As the Nebraska chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, heads to the State Capitol today to meet with lawmakers, the organization released a new poll conducted by SurveyUSA on behalf of Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund showing that 67 percent of likely Nebraska voters oppose allowing guns in bars and 68 percent oppose concealed guns on campus. Opposition to both proposals is even higher among gun owners.
The poll also shows that only 32 percent of Nebraskans support legislation that would strip local authority over common-sense public safety measures to keep communities safe like prohibiting guns in drug treatment facilities and public playgrounds.
The Nebraska Moms advocacy day and poll release comes as lawmakers consider LB 289, a bill that would override local regulations keeping guns out of these places and would create special rules for the gun lobby, allowing outside groups like the National Rifle Association to sue Nebraska cities and communities over life-saving local firearms ordinances. Two bills allowing guns in bars and schools – LB 635 and LB 184 – have also been heard in the Judiciary Subcommittee.
“The poll shows what we already knew – Nebraskans, gun owners and non-gun owners alike, oppose legislation to allow guns on campus and in bars, and we oppose blatant gifts to the gun lobby as proposed in bills before our lawmakers today,” said Janice Hobbs, volunteer leader with the Nebraska chapter of Moms Demand Action, which has more than 7,000 supporters in the state. “LB 289 would put common-sense local policies like keeping guns out of playgrounds at risk. It’s crucial that our lawmakers pay attention to constituents when considering these three dangerous bills.”
“The Nebraska state legislature should be working to protect our communities and families, instead of working to loosen local gun laws to allow guns in places Nebraskans don’t want them,” continued Hobbs. “Nebraska Moms are in Lincoln today to remind our lawmakers that Nebraskans oppose legislation that puts public safety at risk.”
About Everytown for Gun Safety
Everytown is the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with more than 2.5 million supporters and more than 40,000 donors including moms, mayors, survivors, and everyday Americans who are fighting for public safety measures that respect the Second Amendment and help save lives. At the core of Everytown are Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a grassroots movement of American mothers founded the day after the Sandy Hook tragedy. Learn more at www.everytown.org and follow us @Everytown
About Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a grassroots movement of American mothers fighting for public safety measures that respect the Second Amendment and protect people from gun violence. Moms Demand Action campaigns for new and stronger solutions to lax gun laws and loopholes that jeopardize the safety of our children and families. Since its inception after the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Moms Demand Action has established a chapter in every state of the country and along with Mayors Against Illegal Guns is part of Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with more than 2.5 million members and more than 40,000 donors. For more information or to get involved visit www.momsdemandaction.org. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MomsDemandAction or on Twitter at @MomsDemand