KY county, city looking into firearm possession

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) - A western Kentucky county and city are looking more closely at how the possession of firearms is regulated after police ordered a man to remove his sidearm before a city council meeting.

Officials in McCracken County and Paducah are reviewing what government entities are allowed to do with regards to firearms in public places. The issue arose earlier this month, when Paducah resident Charley Pulley wrote a letter to the city about being told to take off his gun at a commission meeting.

Mayor Bill Paxton told The Paducah Sun he found Pulley's weapon intimidating and pledged to look into changing the city ordinance concerning firearms at public meetings and forums.

McCracken County Judge-Executive said the Fiscal Court will discuss carrying firearms in Carson Park during its Wednesday meeting.

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