Our gum jawed mayor and her liberal cronies FAILED to generate any interest in the ban on concealed weapons in the Star City.
I've lived in Nebraska for 16 years now and almost every one of those years, we've been trying to pass concealed carry. As of this year's legislative session, we have it. The two largest cities, Lincoln and Omaha, both attempted to ban concealed carry, using the ususal hysterical arguments about blood in the streets and the wild west. This is all despite the ample evidence to the contrary in other states which have passed the concealed carry law.
Today, concealed carry. Tomorrow, the Castle Doctrine. I'm going out to apply for my permit....
Council rejects gun ban
The Lincoln City Council shot down Mayor Coleen Seng’s proposal to ban concealed weapons in the city once a new state law takes effect next year.
BY MATT OLBERDING | Lincoln Journal Star
Lincoln Police Chief Tom Casady spent much of the weekend preparing written testimony for what he thought was going to be a long, contentious hearing July 31 on Mayor Coleen Seng’s proposal to ban concealed weapons in the city once a new state law takes effect next year.
But Casady’s testimony was reduced to a media handout Monday when the City Council, in a surprise move, voted to kill the proposal.
“I’ve never seen anything like this happen before,” said a frustrated Casady during a hastily arranged press conference Monday afternoon.
Though the proposal was not on the council’s Monday agenda, it was on the list of pending items with a notation that it was to have a public hearing July 31.
At the end of the meeting Monday, Councilman Jon Camp made a motion to take the proposal off the pending list and not take it any further.
His motion passed 5-2, with only Democrats Dan Marvin and Jonathan Cook opposing it.
Neither Seng nor Casady knew about the vote before it happened.
Seng found out by watching the council meeting on television; Casady was informed by a reporter.
Camp said he had talked to other council members and “sensed enough support today to do it.”
But Seng and Casady both said the council’s vote cheated the public out of an opportunity to have their say on the issue.
Seng said that in her 20 years on the council and as mayor, she’s never seen a situation where “we’ve denied the public an opportunity to speak on an issue.