GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) As Action 2 News first reported in mid-January, Alderwoman Barb Dorff pushed for a study of Wisconsin’s ten largest cities to see how Green Bay compares when it comes to gun rules in the council chambers. On Monday, the results were finally made public.
Waukesha and Green Bay allow guns in city hall, while Milwaukee, Madison, Kenosha, Racine, Appleton, Eau Claire, Oshkosh and Janesville do not allow guns.
Recent emotional outbursts have made some alders in Green Bay question whether guns in the chamber are a good idea. “You see as volatile gets—and anyone's really capable of anything given the right circumstances,” said Alderman Bill Galvin. “We saw at the last council things got really heated.”
Galvin is referring to the yelling done by a former hotel manager at the mayor after being fired before the hotel opened.
“You would hate to have something unfortunate happen just because someone has a weapon at hand,” said Galvin.
Barb Dorff said, “Both sides seem to be operating under some sort of emotional reaction, and I’d like to kind of get through that emotion and look at what really is the best choice for our city."
“It behooves us to look into this and see what the people think and then try and make some decisions going forward,” agreed Galvin.