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Nebraska has weak gun laws. The state has no law requiring background checks on unlicensed rifle and shotgun sales, no Extreme Risk law, and its laws prohibiting domestic abusers from possessing guns are dangerously incomplete.

178 In an average year, 178 people die by guns in Nebraska.
15x In Nebraska, Black people are 15 times more likely than white people to die by gun homicide, compared to 10 times nationwide.
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To become a safer state, Nebraska can enact a law requiring background checks on all gun sales, enact an Extreme Risk law, and strengthen its laws keeping guns away from domestic abusers.

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