Summit County drops proposed worker gun ban
AKRON -- Summit County is stepping away from a plan to bar many of its employees from carrying guns when they're working.
Summit County Executive Russ Pry yanked the proposal before it could be considered by county council members at a meeting Monday in Akron.
He says the idea is probably dead.
Members of Pry's administration had said that for liability reasons, county workers other than law-enforcement officers should be prohibited from having guns while on the job.
County leaders say most of the public feedback to proposal was negative.
Critics said it was unnecessary and would violate the constitutional rights of Summit County employees.
Ohioans for Concealed Carry President Jeff Garvas says he's pleased officials decided to drop the measure.© 2009 The Associated Press