City Provides Update on Local Compliance with LB77

Published on September 01, 2023

The City of Lincoln today announced changes to policies and procedures related to LB77, the Concealed Handgun Permit Act, passed by the Nebraska legislature and signed by Governor Jim Pillen in April. The State law takes effect September 2 and allows Nebraska residents ages 21 and older, not otherwise prohibited by law, to carry a concealed handgun without a permit.

The City of Lincoln Law Department notified residents that weapons remain prohibited on City property, including buildings, libraries and parks, per an executive order signed by Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird September 1.

The executive order mirrors resolutions recently passed by the Lincoln-Lancaster County Public Building Commission and the West Haymarket JPA that clarify their policies in response to LB77. Residents are encouraged to review the resolutions: Public Building CommissionWest Haymarket JPA.

The Lincoln Police Department (LPD) provided the following reminders to gun owners:

  • Understand the law and know where concealed handguns are prohibited: The passage of LB77 resulted in numerous amendments and repeals of State statutes. There are many locations where concealed handguns are prohibited. Residents are asked to familiarize themselves with LB77 and Neb. Rev. Stat. §28-1201 to §28-1206 available at
  • Enroll in a firearms safety course: LPD recommends that those who plan to carry a concealed handgun take a firearms safety course. An understanding of how various firearms operate and how to safely handle them is critical to safe operation and may reduce the risk of a mishap.     

Under LB77, the City of Lincoln is prohibited from regulating the ownership, possession, storage, transportation, sale, or transfer of firearms or other weapons, except as expressly provided by state law. LB77 also renders null and void any local ordinance, permit, or regulation that violates the new law.

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