However, the memo from the governor’s office addresses “some confusion” caused by state law language. Licensed concealed handgun carriers can only be barred from portions of public buildings where governmental meetings and court proceedings occur while they are underway, according to the memo. That means security checkpoints can be set in front of council chambers, for example, but not the City Hall entrance, according to the governor’s legal interpretation.
“It is the state agency’s or political subdivision’s burden to identify the particular portion of [the] building where it wants to ban CHL holders,” the memo states.
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