003.01 Any person desiring to purchase, lease, rent, or receive transfer of a handgun shall apply with the chief of police or sheriff of the applicant's place of residence for a certificate. The certificate shall not be required if:

(1) The person acquiring the handgun is a licensed firearms dealer under federal law;

(2) The handgun is an antique handgun;

(3) The person acquiring the handgun is authorized to do so on behalf of a law enforcement agency;

(4) The transfer is a temporary transfer of a handgun and the transferee remains (a) in the line of sight of the transferor or (b) within the premises of an established shooting facility; or

(5) The transfer is between a person and his or her spouse, sibling, parent, child, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, or grandparent.

003.02 The application may be made in person or by mail.

003.03 The application form and certificate shall be made on forms approved by the Superintendent of Law Enforcement and Public Safety.

003.04 The application shall include the applicant's full name, address, date of birth and country of citizenship. If the applicant is not a United States citizen, the application shall include the applicant's place of birth and his or her alien or admission number.

003.05 If the application is made in person, the applicant shall also present a Nebraska motor vehicle operator's license, or state identification card reflecting the current address, or military identification card, or if the application is made by mail, the application form shall describe the license or card used for identification and be notarized by a notary public who has verified the identification of the application through such a license or card.

003.06 An applicant shall receive a certificate if he or she is twenty-one years of age or older and is not prohibited from purchasing or possessing a handgun by 18 U.S.C. 922.

003.07 A fee of five dollars shall be charged for each application for a certificate to cover the cost of a criminal history record check.

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