Nebraska firearm groups oppose proposed gun bill

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ A National Rifle Association lobbyist and gun owners are opposing a Nebraska bill designed to keep firearms away from unsupervised juveniles.

The gun proposal by Sen. Brad Ashford of Omaha was met with criticism on Wednesday in a hearing held by the Legislature's Judiciary Committee. Lawmakers met to discuss two bills that would impose stricter state regulations on guns.

Ron Jensen, who spoke on behalf of the NRA, says the NRA opposes one bill that would hold adults civilly liable for leaving guns accessible to unsupervised minors or the mentally incompetent.

Nebraska Firearms Owners Association representative John Wallace says the bill should define what is considered proper storage of a firearm.

Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine says he supports a second bill to prevent juveniles from buying ammunition.

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