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Iowa officials cancel meeting after gun ban mistake

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GEORGE, Iowa -- Officials in the northwest Iowa community of George cancelled a City Council meeting after a clerk mistakenly placed a proposed gun ban on the agenda.
    
The Sioux City Journal reports the agenda for Wednesday's City Council meeting included a proposal to ban firearms on public property.
    
The item led a gun rights group to post an item on Facebook, urging resident to protest the proposal.
    
City Attorney Dan DeKoter says the matter was a mistake.
    
City officials had discussed whether to control guns on city property after a man displayed a weapon in the public library. However, DeKoter says a new city clerk mistakenly listed the ban on the council agenda and published it in the newspaper without consulting the mayor or council.
    
Officials opted to cancel the meeting.
    

 

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Information from: Sioux City Journal, http://www.siouxcityjournal.com

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