Clarksville Town Council votes to allow guns at public meetings
A town council in Indiana is trying to make it clear that weapons are allowed at its regular meetings.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A town council in Indiana is trying to make it clear that weapons are allowed at its regular meetings.
The Clarksville Town Council voted earlier this week to lift a ban on guns at meetings.
Councilman A.D. Stonecipher, who sponsored the ordinance, says the change "affords our citizens the ability to extend their personal protection by lawfully carrying a firearm from the council chamber to their parked vehicles in the town hall's parking lot."
The vote wasn't unanimous, so the council must approve it a second time later this month.
In 2015, a Clarksville judge issued a court order banning weapons at the court and town hall. Last year, the judge gave the council the option to void part of the ban.
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