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Constitutional right leads to key change in Price's Municipal Code


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By KEVIN SCANNELL
Sun Advocate reporter

One small change to the city's municiple code required Price City to follow one of the Constitution's biggest rights for citizens in the United States.

Price City Council members quickly voted 3-0 to make a change repealing Section 9.72.010 of the Price City Municiple Code which previously said that carrying concealed weapons was prohibited. Council members Wayne Clausing and Layne Miller were absent from the meeting.

Price City Attorney Nick Sampinos told the council at their latest meeting on Aug. 27 that a watchdog group, which was not identified, informed him via a letter that the code needed to be repealed because of the second amendment rights of citizens.

The code that was in place before the change was written saying, "It is unlawful for any person to carry concealed upon his person any slingshot, brass knuckles, revolver, dagger, stiletto, or other deadly weapon".

"It was time for it to be repealed," Sampinos said ot the council noting it was infringing upon the second amendment.

While the change to the municiple code regarding the second amendment right was made by the city council, discharging firearms within city limits is still prohibited according to section 9.72.020.

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