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Gun policy change triggers supervisor debate

May 01, 2013 6:51 am
The proposal to allow members of the Columbia County Board of Supervisors to more easily carry guns on county property has generated a debate among those same lawmakers, Nathan Mayberg writes in the Register Star. An attempt to delay passage of the policy change by members of the Board Finance Committee failed, Tues., Apr. 30. One supervisor reported calls from constituents opposing the change. Another said the board was sending the wrong message. The proposal under debate would allow supervisors with pistol permits to carry the firearms on county property without written approval, as long as they provide appropriate permits to the board’s clerk. Those permits would be stored confidentially. Under the county’s current policy, written approval from the Board of Supervisors is required. The measure now moves on for consideration by the full board. Read the full story in the Register Star.