Court upholds gun ban at zoo - KMOV.com

Court upholds gun ban at zoo

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

A St. Louis Circuit Court judge ruled Monday that the zoo has the right to ban guns.

The ruling makes a temporary ban that was issued in 2015 permanent. In 2015, gun rights activist Jeff Smith said he planned to lead a group of armed people into the zoo, challenging the zoo’s gun policy.

After Monday’s ruling, the zoo released the following statement:

We are pleased that the judge granted our motion….  In support of its family-friendly environment and its mission of conservation, the St. Louis Zoo will continue its current policy of prohibiting weapons from being carried by visitors on its premises.

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