A highly controversial gun bill is expected to draw significant attention at the State Capitol Thursday.

State Sen. Tom Brewer, a Republican from Gordon, is once again pushing to loosen restrictions on those who want to carry a gun and conceal it.

Currently in order to carry a concealed weapon, you have to have a permit, Brewer’s legislation would end that permitting process.

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

A public hearing on the bill (LB77) is scheduled for 1:30 Thursday.

A similar bill last year came up short in the Legislature