Sec. 14-237. Carrying concealed weapons.


(a)   Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, any person who carries a weapon concealed on or about his or her person such as a revolver, pistol, firearm, bowie knife, dirk or knife with a blade attachment, brass or iron knuckles, blowguns, blowpipes, blowtubes, or any other deadly weapon, commits the offense of carrying concealed weapons.


(b)   It shall be an affirmative defense that the defendant was engaged in any lawful business, calling or employment at the time he or she was carrying any weapon, and the circumstances in which such person was placed at the time were such as to justify a prudent person in carrying the weapon, for the defense of his or her person, property or family.


(c)    Wherever the term "firearm" is used in this section, the term shall mean any instrument used for the propulsion of shot, shell or bullets or other harmful objects by the action of gunpowder exploded within it, or by the action of compressed air within it, or by the power of springs and including what are commonly known as air rifles and B-B guns and shall also include sling shots, wrist rockets, blowguns, blowpipes, blowtubes and bows and arrows, the latter having a pull in excess of twenty (20) pounds.


(d)    This section does not apply to a person who is the holder of a valid permit issued under the Concealed Handgun Permit Act if the concealed weapon the person is carrying is a handgun as defined in section 69-2429 of the Nebraska Revised Statutes and said handgun is being carried in compliance with the provisions of the Concealed Handgun Permit Act. 


Source:  Code 1962, 6-8-2; Ord. No. 4749, 1, 7-19-04; Ord. No. 5063, 1, 04-06-09

State law reference--Similar provisions, R.R.S. 1943, 28-1202.