Legislature clarifies rules banning weapons during joint sessions

Politics - Government

The State Legislature says law enforcement officers can carry a weapon inside the State Capitol. 

Tuesday, sheriffs from around the state wanted to be there for the governor’s speech, but because they were armed they weren’t allowed in the House gallery. 

Back in December, the legislative council voted to ban all weapons from the House gallery during joint sessions. 

Thursday morning, the legislature clarified the rule and sheriffs have been welcomed back, armed. 

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