Lincoln Mayor Signs Updated Gun Ordinance

November 6, 2019 - 2:32pm

Lincoln’s mayor signed an amended ordinance Wednesday that loosens rules for guns stored in vehicles compared to the original ordinance.


The updated ordinance requires guns to be locked vehicles and simply be left out of sight of sight. The Lincoln City Council passed the amended ordinance on October 28.

“Let me be clear, an unattended firearm, left inside a motor vehicle, poses a risk to the safety of every person in Lincoln,” Mayor Leirrion Gaylor Baird said Wednesday. She added 24 guns were stolen from Lincoln vehicles in 2018.

The original ordinance passed in September and required unattended guns to be locked in a glove box, case or trunk. Another ordinance passed by City Council in September and signed by the Mayor requires stolen firearms be reported to law enforcement within 48 hours of the incident.

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