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Yates County discusses weapons ban in County buildings, not enough votes to pass

A law has been proposed that would ban weapons in any buildings that are owned or leased by Yates County, and the Legislature is divided.

Monday marked the public hearing, and in order for the law to pass it needs 8 votes. There were 7 out of 13 that voted yes but Legislator Ed Bronson was absent.

The law bans anything considered a firearm including stun guns and dangerous knives.

If someone brought any of those things into the building if the law had passed, they would face a fine of up to $500 and could face three months in jail.

Though many favored the law, the cost to enforce it was concerning.