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One commissioner disagrees with others about gun bill(WY) ^ | 16 February, 2012 | TOM MORTON

Posted on 02/17/2012 5:35:37 AM PST by marktwain

Moot, but noteworthy:

Tuesday, Natrona County commissioners met in an unusual morning work session because Chairman Ed Opella and Rob Hendry wanted to hit the road to Cheyenne to meet with the Wyoming County Commissioners Association and legislators.

Matt Keating had to leave early, so he missed the discussion about what commissioners wanted to convey to the WCCA.


In December, the Casper City Council passed a controversial ordinance that banned openly carried weapons at city government meetings.

Hendry and Terry Wingerter said the city's controversy hasn't affected the county, yet.

Wednesday, Matt called me so say he disagreed with his colleagues, and agreed with Kroeker.

"The right to bear arms is a constitutional right," he said.

"The only thing we're doing is unarming the law-abiding citizen," Matt said.

People publicly packing wouldn't bother him, either, he said. "I wouldn't have a problem with open carry in commission meetings."

Wednesday, HB 60 missed by two votes in the House for the necessary two-thirds majority needed for nonbudget bills to be introduced for consideration.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: Wyoming
KEYWORDS: banglist; opencarry; preemption; wy

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