A push allowing people to carry a concealed gun without a permit appears dead, at least for this year.

State Sen. Tom Brewer's long-fought legislation came up two votes short needed to cut-off debate and force an up or down vote that would have needed 25 votes to move the bill along.

Instead, the vote to end the filibuster—which requires 33 votes—garnered the support of 31 senators, two votes shy.

At one point today Brewer offered an amendment, worked out with the Omaha police union.

State Sen. Tom Brewer, Gordon (R): "It will continue to require people without permits to register handguns in Omaha. But they would not deny people the right to a handgun like they can do sometimes now."

That amendment failed and in the end Brewer’s entire bill was killed.