Concealed carry lawsuit against city dropped
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
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Cadiz City Clerk Lisa Rogers (above) read the concealed carry ordinance on second reading when the Cadiz City Council met last Tuesday evening.</i>
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Cadiz City Clerk Lisa Rogers (above) read the concealed carry ordinance on second reading when the Cadiz City Council met last Tuesday evening.

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A lawsuit with the Kentucky Concealed Carry Coalition that the Cadiz City Council voted to settle last month has been dismissed, Cadiz City Attorney Allen Wilson said.

When the Cadiz City Council met last Tuesday, Council members voted 6 – 0 in favor of the ordinance, which states that, except as provided in KRS (Kentucky Revised Statute) 527.020, no one with a concealed carry permit can bring a concealed weapon in a building or a part of a building owned, leased or controlled by the City, although it exempts public housing, highway rest areas, firing ranges and private buildings owned, leased, or controlled by the City.

“I received an order, signed by the circuit judge … that the case was dismissed,” said Wilson. The judge he was referring to is 56th Circuit Judge C.A. Woodall III, and the case was dismissed on Thursday, May 23. At last month’s meeting, Council members voted unanimously to a $1,327.68 settlement with the KCCC on this same suit.

Parts of government buildings where concealed weapons are banned are required to be identified by signs posted at the entrance to the restricted area. There are no criminal penalties, however, people violating the ordinance can be denied entrance or forced to leave.

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