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Emergency powers' gun bill advances in Nebraska legislature

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A bill to prevent Nebraska governors from restricting gun sales in a state emergency has been sent to a final vote.
 
The bill by Senator Mark Christensen of Imperial won second-round approval on Wednesday. A final vote is required before it goes to Governor Dave Heineman.
 
Current Nebraska law allows governors to restrict the sale, distribution and transportation of guns once a state emergency is declared.
 
Christensen has worked on the bill with the National Rifle Association, which has passed similar "emergency powers'' laws in 34 other states. Bills are pending in Iowa, Massachusetts, Colorado and Washington.
 
Senator Ernie Chambers of Omaha has said the measure is feel-good legislation that doesn't help or hurt anyone.

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