Once again, the police chiefs of the state’s two largest cities are working to shut down attempts to loosen one of Nebraska’s most controversial gun laws.

State Sen. Tom Brewer, a Republican from Gordon, is once again pushing to make it easier for those who want to carry a gun and hide it.

Currently in order to carry a concealed weapon, you have to complete a handgun training and safety class and pay $100 for a state permit.

Brewer’s legislation would end both those requirements.

According to Brewer every state bordering Nebraska, other than Colorado, allows law abiding citizens to carry a concealed weapon no questions asked.

[View comments above from Brewer and Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer]

In the past Brewer’s bill would have allowed urban areas, such as Omaha and Lincoln, to opt out of a concealed carry law, but this year's bill eliminates that carve out.

The crime of carrying a concealed weapon would still exist for minors and for persons who are prohibited from possessing dangerous weapons.