- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 9, 2014

GEORGE, Iowa (AP) - Officials in the northwest Iowa community of George cancelled a City Council meeting after a clerk mistakenly placed a proposed gun ban on the agenda.

The Sioux City Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1i2w7Zp ) the agenda for Wednesday’s City Council meeting included a proposal to ban firearms on public property.

The item led a gun rights group to post an item on Facebook, urging resident to protest the proposal.

City Attorney Dan DeKoter says the matter was a mistake.

City officials had discussed whether to control guns on city property after a man displayed a weapon in the public library. However, DeKoter says a new city clerk mistakenly listed the ban on the council agenda and published it in the newspaper without consulting the mayor or council.

Officials opted to cancel the meeting.


Information from: Sioux City Journal, http://www.siouxcityjournal.com



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