Lawmakers in at least five states will likely face a slew of new gun legislation, some of it aimed at gun control and some aimed at reforming current laws and expanding Second Amendment rights.
In Nebraska, according to the Columbus Telegram, Second Amendment activists are looking at a proposal for state pre-emption that could wipe out local regulations in both Lincoln and Omaha. Currently in Lincoln, local ordinances prohibit firearms possession in parks, on buses, in landfills and in buildings owned by the city and county. Under one ordinance, the mayor can restrict gun possession and sales during a declared emergency, the newspaper noted.
In neighboring Iowa, the AP reported Iowa lawmakers could look at such things as stand your ground legislation, allowing guns at public buildings and constitutional carry of handguns.
This comes as Republicans will be taking control of the Iowa senate, which has been controlled by Democrats for a decade, the newspaper said.
Down in Georgia, according to Atlanta’s WABE radio, lawmakers are working on legislation that would allow concealed carry on college campuses. Gov. Nathan Deal vetoed a similar bill earlier this year but House Speaker David Ralston has reportedly been working on new language.
Likewise, Florida lawmakers will be considering legislation that was pre-filed in early December by State Rep. Scott Plakon (R-Longwood).