Prosser council to mull repealing old gun codes

TRI-CITY HERALDMarch 25, 2013 

PROSSER -- The Prosser City Council tonight will consider repealing two old sections of city code dealing with guns and other lethal weapons.

The sections place restrictions on carrying those types of weapons in public places, and go further than state law.

"It's kind of a cleanup thing," said Mayor Paul Warden, adding the action would bring consistency with state and federal regulations.

The Bellevue-based Second Amendment Foundation sent a letter last September asking the city to repeal the sections. The nonprofit has sent similar letters to other cities in the state after reviewing their codes, according to information from city staff.

The council also will consider an ordinance removing the mayor's authority "to make certain orders regarding firearms following a declaration of a civil emergency." The foundation also took issue with that part of the code.

The council packet with more information is at www.cityofprosser.com under the "Mayor & City Council" tab.

The council meeting is at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 601 Seventh St.

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