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Marion City Council does not adopt conceal carry regulation

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While lawmakers in Springfield continue to wrestle back and forth over a new Conceal Carry Law in Illinois, one Southern Illinois town decided to get ahead of the issue.

City leaders in Marion decided that they would adopt their own Conceal Carry measure for their employees.

Part of the proposal would regulate what size knife an employee could carry on the job.

Another  clause in the proposal would prohibit employees from carrying a weapon on city property while representing the city, or on the job.

"What the mayor wanted was to let people know regular rank and file employees do not carry a weapon at work while they're on city property, other then law enforcement," said Jane Kidwell Human Resources Director City of Marion.

After much discussion back and forth among the city council members. And a review of what is currently in place in the city's employee handbook regulating weapons.

The Marion City Council decided not to adopt a Conceal Carry Law regulating employees being able to carry a concealed weapon at work.

The council decided that the current regulation in the employee handbook which prohibits any employee from carrying a weapon while on city property on the job, or in a city vehicle was sufficient at this time.


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