Few merchants see need to post no-weapons sign
BY JOHN KEENAN WORLD-HERALD STAFF WRITER
Signs you'll see at the entrance of O'Connor's Irish Pub in the Old Market:
"Restrooms are for customers only."
"City Council: Please Send in the Non-Smokers."
What you won't see is a "No Concealed Weapons" sign reminding customers that bars are among the few businesses in Nebraska where it is illegal to carry a gun.
Almost three months after the start of a state law allowing people to carry concealed weapons, signs banning guns from privately owned businesses haven't exactly popped up all over the Omaha area.
In fact, although some chains such as Bag 'N Save have posted signs and shopping malls such as Westroads Mall have added "no weapons" clauses to their posted codes of conduct,
many small businesses haven't seen the need. And at least one that did later reconsidered.
Under the law, concealed handguns are banned from some businesses, including bars and financial institutions. Other businesses and employers can ban concealed weapons from their property by posting a sign that guns are not allowed...