It is not about being afraid, but showing she is not afraid to protect herself.
That is how Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert explains her decision to apply for a conceal and carry gun permit.
Mayor Stothert says she and her husband recently completed the necessary class required for a conceal carry permit in Nebraska. She says one goal in getting the conceal carry is to show the public that the process of getting a gun permit does work and to show her support for responsible gun ownership.
Mayor Stothert says she does own a pistol and knows how to use it very well. She says she knows how to handle a gun and is a very good shot. She says she will not carry the weapon inside City Hall.