Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Two Rivers Council Prohibits Concealed Carry in Public Buildings

Two Rivers rejects concealed carry in city buildings. (Herald-Times-Reporter, 9/6/2011)

Excerpt: The Two Rivers City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved an ordinance prohibiting concealed carry of firearms by citizens in any public buildings or city-owned vehicles.

The ordinance does not apply to peace officers, armed forces or military personnel armed in the line of duty or any person authorized by the police chief of any city, village or town, or the sheriff of any county to possess a firearm in any building.

"This ordinance is … pretty plain vanilla and pretty similar to what a lot of cities across the state are doing," City Manager Greg Buckley said. "It's not meant to be any kind of political statement (about concealed carry)."

Under Wisconsin's concealed-carry legislation, which goes into effect in November, people who obtain a permit and go through training will be allowed to carry concealed weapons in most public buildings unless a sign is posted saying they are not permitted

Related posts.
Milwaukee area communities move to ban guns from public buildings. (8/21/2011)
Linus Van Pelt, now all grown up, goes to the dark side.  (8/2/2011
No concealed carry in Columbus public buildings.  (7/25/2011)
A lesson in Wisconsin administrative rule-making. (7/23/2011)
Sheboygan County District Attorney Joe DeCecco calls out gun lobby paranoia. (7/13/2011)
City of Middleton Council votes to approve ordinance to prohibit entry or presence in public buildings while carrying firearms. (7/6/2011)
Milwaukee Public Library trustees ban firearms from all buildings. (6/29/2011)
Milton Mayor and gun-rights advocate Tom Chesmore: Only police should carry guns into city buildings. (6/27/2011)
Dane County and City of Madison propose restrictions on concealed carry. (6/18/2011)
Wisconsin Senate Bill 93: Concealed Carry. (6/10/2011)
Milwaukee Police Chief to Gov. Walker on concealed carry: Exhibit statesmanship and provide adult supervision. (6/4/2011)

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