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Archive for Sunday, October 28, 2001

Douglas County Commission

Commission may limit types of gun show vendors

October 28, 2001

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Bottom Line

Commissioners will consider approval of a resolution that would limit what types of vendors could participate in gun shows at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds.

Now, both federally licensed as well as unlicensed vendors are allowed at gun shows at the fairgrounds. Current federal law requires that all licensed gun dealers perform a background check on anyone wanting to buy a gun at a gun show, but individuals who are not licensed or part of a business are legally allowed to sell guns at shows without doing any background checks.

Background

Commissioners are considering the request after board members with Women's Transitional Care Services, a nonprofit group that helps victims of domestic violence, asked the county in September to tighten its gun show regulations.

Other business

Proclamation

Proclaim October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Consent Agenda

Consider approval of commission orders

Consider approval of cooperation agreement between Douglas County and Leavenworth County for Kansas River Streambank Stabilization Project.

Regular Agenda

Presentation of county's e-government planning effort.

Consider approval to change the county's Internet service provider. Staff members are recommending switching from Hypervine and accepting a low bid from Southwestern Bell to provide service for $999 a month.

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