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14 January 2003

Modesto Bee (California)

People occasionally joke about one City Council member or another being "a loose cannon." It's not funny anymore, with at least one councilman sometimes carrying a concealed pistol. Modesto Councilman Will O'Bryant, a retired Alameda County sheriff's deputy, does have a legal right to pack a firearm, according to state law. But what is legal isn't always wise. We don't think it shows good judgment to bring a gun to council meetings. An armed police officer already is... (

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