At last night‚s Omaha City Council meeting, council members voted against adopting the poorly written changes to current Omaha gun laws by a 5 to 2 vote, but they will revisit these issues next month. Councilmen Pete Festersen and Ben Gray voted for the proposed ordinance as is. This proposal, pushed by Omaha Police Chief Alex Hayes and Assistant City Attorney Michelle Peters, would have increased handgun registration fees from $10 to $15, failed to clearly define what constituted a ‚concealable firearm‚ and mirror current state and federal language with regard to qualifications for possession and registration.

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