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Concealed weapons to be allowed in county buildings

 Citing the expense involved with establishing a security plan that would likely involve metal detectors and the hiring of additional security guards, the Barton County Commission Monday morning voted not to seek an exemption from the new state law allowing concealed weapons in most county facilities.
In June, the county requested a six-month extension so officials could study the matter. The alternative to allowing the law to take affect in Barton County was to seek a four-year exemption during which the county would have had to develop the extensive security system.
At issue is House Bill 2052 which would allow ...


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