Ricketts Repeats Firm Stance Against Further Restrictions For Gun Owners

    As President Biden and congressional Democrats push to eliminate loopholes in background check laws and to ban assault-style rifles and large magazines in the wake of 2 mass shootings in a week, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts issued a statement Thursday repeating his firm stance against any further restrictions for gun owners.

      Ricketts described Nebraska as a “pro-Second Amendment state” that will “stand up against any attempt by the federal government to expand gun laws and impede our freedoms.” 

       He also called on President Biden to “address underlying issues in the community rather than limit our right to bear arms,” adding that “banning guns will not solve the underlying problems that have resulted in these tragedies.”