By Associated Press - Saturday, November 29, 2014

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - A Corvallis City Council committee will again consider restrictions on the open carrying of loaded firearms in public places.

The Corvallis Gazette-Times reports ( ) the council committee will consider a range of options, from recommending a local ordinance forbidding open carry to sending the matter to a public vote.

Another option is a so-called “open market,” in which businesses would identify as either allowing or forbidding open carry.

Proponents of the measure say they’re fearful about people openly carrying firearms in the city. Opponents say residents have nothing to fear from people exercising their Second Amendment rights.

The issue arose after a man in a park in April was seen carrying a firearm. Police were called, but the man had left by the time officers arrived.

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