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Examiner
  • Jackson County weapon ordinance discussion – 2 p.m. Monday

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  • Monday’s Jackson County Legislature discussion of the county’s 2013 weapons ordinance is at 2 p.m. in the County Courthouse Annex (also called the Eastern Jackson County Courthouse) at 308 W. Kansas Ave. The Legislature meets downstairs on the ground floor.
    The full Legislature meets at 2:30 p.m., and its committees meet beforehand (and sometimes run past the 2:30 legislative start time if there’s an extended discussion). The Justice and Law Committee meets at 2 and is scheduled to hold a hearing on the weapons ordinance.
    That ordinance, passed in December, bans firing weapons in the county’s “urban tier,” which includes unincorporated areas generally near cities. Many residents have strongly objected, and some legislators have said the ordinance was poorly thought through and should be repealed. Legislator Greg Grounds, R-Blue Springs, has offered a measure to repeal the ordinance, and legislators could act on it Monday.

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