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Albany city employees cannot carry guns to work

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

On Tuesday, City Commissioners voted to not allow workers to carry guns to work.

Commissioner Roger Marietta was the only commissioner to vote against the new ordinance.

This comes as the state's new gun law is set to take effect in about two weeks, which would allow licensed gun owners to carry firearms into some government building, bars, and churches.

Commissioner BJ Fletcher who was absent during last week's vote says allowing city workers to carry guns is too much of a liability.

"The city is a business, and businesses have a right to make that decision. And that was a decision that I agreed upon, I think if we allowed city employees to carry guns or in their vehicles, it opens up taxpayer to a better chance of being in a lawsuit," said Commissioner B. J. Fletcher, who represents Ward III.

The county has yet to decide if they will allow guns in the government center or ban them and provide extra security.

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