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Gun-rights advocates challenge bus ban

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Gun-rights advocates are challenging a Madison policy that bans weapons on city buses.

Milwaukee-based Wisconsin Carry Inc. says it plans to file a lawsuit in the next few weeks challenging Metro Transit's policy banning "weapons of any kind."  The group says the policy violates the state's concealed-carry law.

City officials say they're confident the policy is legal.  Metro spokesperson Mick Rusch says it is in the best interest of the passengers not to allow guns on the buses.

Wisconsin State Journal reports the city also bans guns in city buildings and Metro shelters.

Nik Clark is the president of Wisconsin Carry.  Clark says the policy infringes on a person's right to carry if they use public transportation or live in a high-crime area.

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