- Associated Press - Thursday, June 12, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A proposal to be considered by the Lincoln City Council would let retailers place shotgun and rifle ammunition on aisles for easy customer access.

The Lincoln Journal Star says (https://bit.ly/1l1sLcf ) current Lincoln law requires all ammunition to be stored behind counters, so that store employees must respond to customers’ requests. The proposal going before the council next would eliminate that restriction.

Guns and handgun ammunition still would have to be placed behind counters, requiring help from store workers.

Public Safety Director Tom Casady says the change was requested by Scheels.

Manager Louie Sikich of the Lincoln Scheels said at a public hearing this week that it is an expense for retailers and an inconvenience for customers, who like to read the information on the ammo boxes before making purchasing decisions.


Information from: Lincoln Journal Star, https://www.journalstar.com

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