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Officials Cancel Meeting After Gun Ban Mistake

April 9, 2014, 4:03 PM

GEORGE, IA -

Officials in the northwest Iowa community of George cancelled a City Council meeting after a clerk mistakenly placed a proposed gun ban on the agenda.

The agenda for Wednesday's City Council meeting included a proposal to ban firearms on public property.

The item led a gun rights group to post an item on Facebook, urging residents to protest the proposal.

City Attorney Dan DeKoter says the matter was a mistake.

City officials had discussed whether to control guns on city property after a man displayed a weapon in the public library. However, DeKoter says a new city clerk mistakenly listed the ban on the council agenda and published it in the newspaper without consulting the mayor or council.

Officials opted to cancel the meeting.

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