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House shoots down gun bill

The Wyoming House of Representatives narrowly defeated a bill that would have kept local government from banning guns from open meetings.  It surrounded a ban implemented by the Casper City Council. 

Evansville Republican Kendell Kroeker offered a bill that would have led to sanctions for entities that implemented a gun ban. 

But Gillette Republican Tom Lubnau said that the bill was poorly written.  He pointed out one inconsistency: "If you riot or create a disturbance without a gun the city officials can take away the weapon.  If you riot or disturb the piece with a gun the official is fired and the city can be sued up to $200,000 plus attorney fees.”

The measure failed to acquire the necessary two-thirds support for introduction.

Bob Beck retired from Wyoming Public Media after serving as News Director of Wyoming Public Radio for 34 years. During his time as News Director WPR has won over 100 national, regional and state news awards.
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