Republicans will soon control both the Iowa House and Senate, and in Nebraska, a leading gun-rights advocate said he’s hopeful newly elected conservative senators will support a proposal that could overturn local gun restrictions in Omaha and Lincoln.
In Iowa, numerous attempts to pass gun-rights legislation have stalled in the Democratic-led Senate. That could change, however, once Republicans officially take the majority in January.
In Nebraska, gun-rights advocates will push again for a bill that would prohibit local governments from imposing gun restrictions that go beyond state law. A similar measure was narrowly defeated by a filibuster earlier this year.