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Senator leads effort to have Nebraska join others states
Fremont Tribune ^ | 2006/02/11 | Beverly J. Lydick

Posted on 02/13/2006 11:52:22 AM PST by neverdem

Nebraska state senator, registered nurse, and twice the victim of crime, Jeanne M. Combs, 50, is no shy sister when it comes to LB454 - the Concealed Handgun Permit Act.

The first-term senator from Milligan has made the bill her priority for the session and predicts it will become law. Such action would make Nebraska the 39th right-to-carry state and one of

47 states with some form of concealed carry, according to information provided through Combs' office by the National Rifle Association and its lobbying group, the Institute for Legislative Action.

“I've been a crime victim twice, I've been stalked, I've been exposed to situations,” said Combs, an NRA member who lives, while working in Lincoln, near what she describes as “an area of high prostitution.”

“It's not that I fear for my life,” she said. “But we shouldn't be walking around in Code White all the time. We need to be in a defensive mode.”

In the spring of 2004, Combs took a defensive handgun/concealed weapons course at the Front Sight Firearms Training Institute in Nevada.

“I figured if I was going to take over (sponsorship) of the bill, I would want to know exactly what I was talking about,” she said.

Today, Combs practices with an unloaded handgun, but says she'd load and use it if she had to defend herself.

“You do not use a gun to protect property, period,” she says.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Nebraska
KEYWORDS: banglist; ccw; righttocarry

1 posted on 02/13/2006 11:52:23 AM PST by neverdem
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To: neverdem
You do not use a gun to protect property, period,” she says.

Why not?

2 posted on 02/13/2006 11:55:37 AM PST by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for Sgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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Yeah! I love women like that. Every law abiding citizen should have the right to carry a concealed firearm. Keep those scumbags guessing the next time they try to do something unlawful.
3 posted on 02/13/2006 11:55:43 AM PST by Havok (I like meat, guns, and comic books. Am I a bad conservative?)
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To: Graybeard58

""You do not use a gun to protect property, period,” she says.

Why not?"

Ah....true...I guess I didnt read it through as well as I should have before I posted


4 posted on 02/13/2006 11:57:25 AM PST by Havok (I like meat, guns, and comic books. Am I a bad conservative?)
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To: neverdem
“I figured if I was going to take over (sponsorship) of the bill, I would want to know exactly what I was talking about,” she said.

Wow, what a concept.

5 posted on 02/13/2006 11:58:52 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: neverdem
she'd load and use it if she had to defend herself.

"Wait right there, Mr. Rapist"... Now where did I have that clip?....

6 posted on 02/13/2006 12:00:22 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: neverdem

Today, Combs practices with an unloaded handgun... HUH..! WTF!


7 posted on 02/13/2006 12:06:45 PM PST by zzen01
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To: neverdem

WHEN -- not "if" -- the Concealed Carry Law passes in Nebraska, it won't be because of lukewarm support like this.


8 posted on 02/13/2006 12:21:35 PM PST by IronJack
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To: neverdem
She STILL needs to get pass Ernie, no small feat to anyone who has been following this debate.....

more to follow.....

9 posted on 02/13/2006 12:25:32 PM PST by China Clipper
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To: Graybeard58
You do not use a gun to protect property, period
This is my personal philosophy, but I would fight it tooth and nail from being law. I have no desire to kill anyone. I have no reservations at all when I or my family are in danger, but I personally wouldn't defend property outside of mass civil revolt, (riot, etc.).
I also have no problem if someone else wants to defend their property with lethal force.
When you decide to steal, loot, or vandalize - you take on the consequences of that action.

Cordially,
GE
10 posted on 02/13/2006 12:29:04 PM PST by GrandEagle
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To: Graybeard58

http://www.nraila.org/images/rtcmaplg.jpg


11 posted on 02/13/2006 1:22:38 PM PST by BlacKnight
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I live in Illinois and vote for and support conservative candidates but am out numbered by Chicago dims and their flunkies.

I doubt seriously whether Illinois will respect the second amendment in my life time.


12 posted on 02/13/2006 4:43:43 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for Sgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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