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In reversal, North Hudson to remove 'no weapons' signs

NORTH HUDSON, Wis. -- The North Hudson Village Board reversed an earlier decision and voted 4-2 last week to remove the “No weapons allowed in building” signs displayed at the Village Hall.

In January 2012, the village approved installing the signs on a 4-3 vote.

Board President Stan Wekkin introduced the motion last week to remove the signs, saying the village was penalizing law-abiding citizens who carry weapons.

“Bad guys don’t care about signs,” Wekkin said. “The shooting events around the country have all occurred at locations that have signs banning weapons.”

Trustee George Klein disagreed.

“I can’t support this,” Klein said. “We see these signs all over the country. It is not appropriate to allow guns in public buildings.”

Trustee Daryl Standafer said he thought it was a mistake to pass the sign law in the first place, but he felt a bit awkward about removing them now.

“However, I voted against the signs last time and to be consistent, I’ll vote against them again,” Standafer said.