Cheyenne Mayor Opposes Gun-Free Zone Repeal Bill
Cheyenne Mayor Marian Orr says that while she is a big supporter of the Second Amendment, she opposes a bill in the legislature that would repeal gun-free zones in public buildings across the state.
The mayor says her opposition to Senate File 75 is not about being against the ability of state residents to carry guns in public buildings, in fact, she says she would be fine with allowing people to carry firearms into Cheyenne City Council Chambers.
''I'm really opposed to the thought of taking away local control" Mayor Orr said on Friday. ''Our legislators claim that government is best closest to the people" she added. ''And yet more than a third of our delegation has signed onto taking away local control when it comes to gun-free zones."
The bill, which is sponsored by Sen. Anthony Bouchard [R-Cheyenne], would eliminate gun-free zones in schools and other public buildings across the state, taking that decision out of the hands of local officials.
But current restrictions on firearms for concealed-carry permit holders in the state would remain in effect, and private people and organizations, including churches, could still choose to ban firearms.
You can hear the mayor's comments in the audio clip below: