City of Racine passes law allowing public officials to carry guns in city hall

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by Chris Patterson

RACINE -- City of Racine aldermen voted late Wednesday night to allow public officials to carry concealed weapons in city hall. The 9-5 vote amended city hall's policy to not allow anyone to carry guns with the exception of law enforcement.

During the public meeting, citizens who believe everyone should be able to carry in city hall voiced their opposition to the rule amendment. One woman told the city council they were creating an elite ruling class of elected officials who can enjoy the rights regular citizens do not.

Racine Alderman Greg Helding points out that there are two sets of rules in the courtrooms where prosecutors and judges are allowed to carry. Helding and his fellow aldermen will now be allowed to come to work wearing a sidearm.

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