Alabama city studies gun ban at water park after June shooting

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DECATUR, Ala. (AP) – An Alabama city is trying to figure out how to ban guns from a water park where two people were shot.

The Decatur Daily reports that officials say they need a change in state law before banning visitors from bringing guns into Decatur’s Point Mallard water park. But a state lawmaker from Decatur says minor changes would allow a gun ban.

The issue is a state law that allows weapons at many public venues.

A teenager was arrested after two people were wounded during a shooting at Point Mallard in June.

City attorney Herman Marks says state law prohibits an outright ban on guns. Republican State Sen. Arthur Orr of Decatur says lawyers tell him the city could prohibit guns if it also controls access and increases security.

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