Shurigar v. Nebraska State Patrol

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Shurigar v. Nebraska State Patrol

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March 31, 2016
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Case Summary

S-15-0396, Heath A. Shurigar (Appellant) v. Nebraska State Patrol

District Court for Lancaster County, Hon. Lori A. Maret

Attorneys: Justin J. Cook (Lincoln Law, LLC) : Douglas J. Peterson (Attorney General) ' James D. Smith (Assistant Attorney General)

Civil: Administrative appeal; prohibition of gun ownership because of convictions

Proceedings below: The Nebraska State Patrol denied Heath Shurigar's Concealed Handgun Permit Application because of a prior conviction in Oklahoma. Shurigar requested an administrative hearing. The agency affirmed. Shurigar appealed to the district court, which also affirmed. Shurigar filed this timely appeal.

Issues: Shurigar assigns that the district court erred in (1) deciding that the Oklahoma law was 'similar' to the Nebraska laws referenced in Neb. Rev. Stat. ' 69-2433, and (2) failing to consider the legislative intent of ' 69-2433.