Nebraska Cities Plan to Keep Concealed-Weapons Bans

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Most of the Nebraska cities with local bans on concealed weapons have no plans to repeal them after the attorney general said state law allowing such weapons should override any local ban.

Lynn Rex with the League of Nebraska Municipalities said Monday the cities disagree with the attorney general's interpretation of the state concealed weapons law.

Rex says about 10 of the 12 Nebraska cities with weapons bans discussed the issue last week. And she says all the officials involved in that conference call agreed that state law gives cities the power to restrict weapons.

The Nebraska State Patrol says 2007 information the following cities had concealed weapons bans: Beatrice; Columbus; Crawford; Hastings; Holdrege; Kearney; Lexington; Norfolk; O'Neill; Seward;
South Sioux City and Wayne.

In the past, Scottsbluff had been included on the list of Nebraska cities that banned concealed weapons, but its rules are much less restrictive. Scottsbluff adopted rules last fall that prohibit concealed weapons only in buildings owned or leased by the city.

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