825 New Hampshire
Lawrence Police seized a semiautomatic rifle and ammunition from a vehicle in a downtown parking lot late last week after a passer-by spotted it in the vehicle's open trunk.
Police were called about 8:30 p.m. Friday to a city parking lot at 825 N.H., according to a report released Monday. They eventually made contact with a 27-year-old Eudora man who admitted the gun was his. He told police he had been trying to pawn it earlier and that he didn't realize he'd left his trunk open.
Police seized the gun, an MAK-90 rifle, and issued the owner a citation for having a gun near a bar.
A recently changed city ordinance prohibits people from having a gun within 200 feet of a bar. The law previously said people couldn't have a gun in close proximity to a bar but didn't specify a distance.