Raymore citizens to vote on gun proposal

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 | 7:53 a.m. CDT

RAYMORE — After months of controversy, the issue of whether to allow Raymore City Council members to carry guns at council meetings will be decided by residents of the Kansas City suburb.

A petition with more than 1,600 signatures was presented to the city council Monday night seeking to put the issue on the Nov. 2 ballot. The council then voted to allow the vote on the proposed charter amendment.

If the amendment passes, it would reverse an ordinance the council passed in spring that allowed council members to bring weapons to meetings.

The Kansas City Star reports that petition organizer Monique Lewis said the petition signatures came from both sides of the issue. She says supporters simply believed residents should decide the issue, rather than just the council.

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