Some North Platte residents are upset about a new sign being posted in city parks that bans concealed weapons.
Mayor Marc Kaschke said North Platte has an ordinance banning firearms in city parks that dates back to the mid-1970s. He says the city's legal counsel believed he had the right to post the signs with the permission of the city administrator and the parks department.
Some residents think otherwise, citing the state's concealed carry law that took effect in 2007.
Charles Matson has a permit to carry, and he says the city ordinance no longer has any bearing.
Kaschke recommends bringing the issue to the City Council for a vote, with a clear decision on concealed weapons in city parks.