Milton-Freewater may allow employees to carry concealed weapons

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MILTON-FREEWATER — City employees could soon be packing concealed weapons while on the job.

On Monday, City Council members will review a change to the current city ordinance that prohibits “possession of a weapon while on company property or while on company business.”

The new ordinance would prohibit only “unlawful possession of a weapon,” but would also require employees carrying guns to respect the requests of private property and business owners.

According to city report, an employee asked city officials if he or she could carry a legally permitted concealed weapon. The report did not give the name or occupation of that employee.

After review by human resources and the chief of police, staff is recommending allowing employees to carry concealed weapons.

The Council will review and vote on the proposed ordinance at its regular meeting on Monday 7 p.m. at the Albee Room of the library, 8 S.W. Eighth Ave.

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PeggyJoy 5 months, 2 weeks ago

Sounds like someone doesn't have their head screwed on very tight! If the person, that came up with this "bright idea" is on the City Council, they need to be fired. Leave your damn guns at home, and make us all feel safer.

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chicoli 5 months, 2 weeks ago

What on earth is the rational for this childish city ordinance! Oh, I get it...to show up who's one is bigger than the other?

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