Court Denies Nebraska’s Motion to Dismiss Over Concealed Handgun Permit Discrimination

Nebraska Firearms Owners Association
Nebraska Firearms Owners Association

Lincoln, NE –-( The district court has denied the State of Nebraska’s motion to dismiss in a case over concealed handgun permit discrimination.

In April, the Nebraska Firearms Owners Association (NFOA) and the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) filed a lawsuit in federal district court challenging the State of Nebraska's statutory prohibition on issuing concealed handgun permits to legal non-citizens for self defense.

The case seeks to overturn the State’s non-citizen concealed carry ban on constitutional grounds of equal protection. The plaintiff is Carlos Nino De Rivera Lajous, a Mexican citizen who legally resides in Nebraska. He has lived legally in Lincoln, Nebraska since 1990 and received his permanent resident visa (green card) in 1991.

“This is great news for Mr. Lajous, and all other legal, non-citizen immigrants in Nebraska,” stated NFOA President Wesley Dickinson.

“The recent court decision moves our state one step closer to allowing legal immigrants to complete the rigorous process of training, qualification, background check, and fingerprinting required for application to obtain a permit to carry a concealed handgun for self defense.”

Nebraska Firearms Owners Association is the largest firearms rights organization in the state of Nebraska, and membership is free for all Nebraskans concerned with their right to keep and bear arms; simply sign-up at We are local firearms owners who have a personal interest in protecting firearms owners’ rights in Nebraska.

NFOA Mission
Nebraska Firearms Owners Association (NFOA) is organized for the purpose of voicing the opinion of its membership to the Nebraska Legislature and other law making bodies within the state as well as Federal level, as it pertains to firearms. NFOA members will also make it a priority to educate residents on firearms related issues.

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Wesley Dickinson
President, Nebraska Firearms Owners Association
P.O. BOX 419
Syracuse, Nebraska 68446
402-404-NFOA (6362)

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