Nebraska teen working with state senator to oppose LB77
LINCOLN, Neb. (KSNB) - A young man is opposing a bill in the legislature that would limit permitting for concealed carry of firearms.
Jayden Speed sits on the National Advisory Board for Students Demand Action. He helped create the Nebraska chapter of the organization in the wake of the Parkland, Florida high school shooting.
He joined other young people along with Senator Jane Raybould in mid-March to call for gun reform and to protest LB77, which would limit permit and training requirements for concealed carry.
Speed said the press conference marked solemn anniversary.
“Our press conference marked five years since student walk-outs,” Speed said. “Students walked out of their schools in the second week of March in 2018. Students from North Platte, from Omaha, from all over the state of Nebraska, and all over the country recognizing the gun violence epidemic in our country.”
Speed is also clear on what he thinks needs to happen here in the Cornhusker State, and nationwide.
“We need legislative reform, we need legislative reform in Nebraska and across the country and that includes universal background checks, closing some of the loop holes that currently exist in state and federal law,” Speed said. “That means ensuring that we keep intact our permitting system that currently exists for concealed carry.”
Speed also told Local4 News gun reform could also help to protect those who have mental health struggles.
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