Winnebago Co. judges defend gun ban in courthouse
APPLETON (AP) — Winnebago County judges say they are prohibiting guns in their courtrooms to ensure everyone has a safe environment in which to settle a dispute.
Gossett, who is a concealed weapon permit holder, wants to carry his gun in the courtroom. He contends the order contradicts the law passed last year, which allows district attorneys and their assistant prosecutors to carry guns in courthouses if they have
In a statement Tuesday, June 19th, the judges say the order approved unanimously among the circuit court judges in January applies equally to everyone who enters a courtroom during a proceeding, except law enforcement personnel.