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Thursday, June 13, 2013 10:14 AM

County joins officials fired up over new gun law

By ABBY ECKEL, Herald Staff Writer

The Franklin County Board of County Commissioners is following in the Ottawa City Commission’s footsteps by seeking to opt out of controversial legislation that would allow concealed weapons inside some governmental buildings.

The new law, House Bill 2052, which goes into effect July 1, would allow the possession of firearms in certain state and municipal buildings. If a government entity does not want conceal carry permit holders to bring weapons into its buildings, it would have to implement “adequate security measures” at public entrances.

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