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Albany County Judge Bans Guns From Courthouse

(Courtesy of UW)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) – A judge in Albany County has banned people from carrying guns in the county courthouse. Albany county commissioners say District Judge Jeffrey Donnell is exceeding his authority and want state legislators to set him straight. Donnell last month issued an order prohibiting anyone from carrying deadly weapons into the courthouse.The building houses various county offices in addition to the district and circuit courts. Donnell has written to commissioners expressing longstanding concerns with lack of security in the building. The judge declined to speak with a reporter.Tim Sullivan is chairman of the Albany County Commission. He’s written to state lawmakers stating that he and other commissioners believe Donnell lacks authority to prohibit weapons outside his own courtroom and offices.

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