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The Firearms Squad of the Omaha Police Department is responsible for investigating firearm violations of:

It is important to note that firearms in and of themselves are not generally illegal to possess but there are certain firearms (or status of firearms) that are prohibited and certain people are prohibited from possessing firearms. 


  • convicted felons
  • people convicted of domestic violence
  • drug abusers
  • mentally incompetent persons
  • persons that are respondents of domestic protection orders
  • persons under the age of 21 (for handguns)
  • persons who have felony warrants issued for their arrest

are prohibited from possessing firearms. 

It is illegal to possess stolen and/or defaced firearms – those firearms in which the serial numbers have been intentionally obliterated or an attempt to obliterate the number has been made.

  • Shotguns with a barrel length less than 18 inches or the overall length of the shotgun is less than 26 inches
  • Rifles with a barrel length less than 16 inches or the overall length of the rifle is less than 26 inches. 
  • Automatic weapons are illegal as such unless you possess a federal firearms license to possess them.

In general it is illegal to carry a firearm concealed.  There are a few exceptions to this, one being that persons who have obtained the proper permits may do so provided the places that they are visiting allow permit holders to carry the weapon concealed.

If you are aware of any prohibited person possessing a firearm or any person possessing a prohibited firearm call the Omaha Police Department Firearms Squad at 444-4099.  If it is an emergency, call 911.

If you wish to remain anonymous or receive Crime Stoppers money for your tip, please call the Crime Stoppers number at 444-STOP (7867) or visit their website.  Please provide as many details about the firearm, person and circumstances as you possibly can. 

Related Links:

Project Safe Neighborhoods

Nebraska Gun Laws
Nebraska Safety Council

Nebraska State Patrol