Greenwood looks to lift forgotten gun ban


Leaders of an Indianapolis suburb are looking to lift a long-forgotten ban on carrying concealed guns while also getting rid of an ordinance that allowed people to shoot pigeons in the city limits.

Greenwood's city attorney came across the gun ban dating to the 1960s while researching a newly annexed property owner could keep his gun range.

City council president Bruce Armstrong tells the Daily Journal the ban never drew the controversy that typically erupts over such gun regulations because it wasn't known about.

The ordinance prohibits people from carry around pistols, knives, slingshots or brass knuckles within city limits.

Proposed changes ban shooting within the city except as allowed by state law. That will include dropping a provision allowing people to get police permission to shoot nuisance birds.

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