Gun control proposed in Ashland

An array of handguns and shotguns are shown on a table. Ashland City Council will discuss a proposal to ban carrying a loaded weapon in public Tuesday, March 18. (KOIN_
An array of handguns and shotguns are shown on a table. Ashland City Council will discuss a proposal to ban carrying a loaded weapon in public Tuesday, March 18. (KOIN_

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – Officials in central Oregon are one step closer to gun control.

Ashland City Council will hold a public hearing Tuesday night to discuss a proposal that would  ban carrying loaded guns in public.

City Attorney David Lohman says a similar ban in Portland has been upheld by the state Supreme Court.

The Mail Tribune reports  the ban would not apply to police or people with concealed weapon permits.

Police say anyone who wants to carry a gun to the council meeting at the Ashland Civic Center must have a concealed carry permit because it’s a public building.

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