2010-07-22 / Local & State

Pa. Township Repeals Ban On Guns In Municipal Hall

OLEY, Pa. (AP) – An eastern Pennsylvania township has repealed an ordinance banning anyone but law enforcement officers from carrying guns into the municipal building.

The Oley Township supervisors voted to repeal the law Thursday night.

Opponents pointed out that state law prohibits counties and municipalities from regulating ownership and possession of firearms.

Supervisor Jeffrey Spatz says the board erred in passing the ordinance in June.

He says it was intended to protect township police officers following an incident at the police department, which is in the municipal building.

The ordinance was passed after police said a man carrying several weapons came into the station to address a protectionfrom abuse complaint filed against him.

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