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New Cody gunfight regulations designed to prevent accidents


March 1, 2017

CODY (AP) — New guidelines have been developed for the popular summertime Cody gunfight shows in response to an accident that left three spectators wounded during a performance last year.

The new guidelines developed by Cody Police Chief Chuck Baker require a site safety manager, who will be responsible for all weapons and blank ammunition used during performances.

“We will have a person each night who is in charge of checking in all firearms,” said Richard Muscio, president of The Cody Gunfighters organization that puts on the shows. “Somebody not in the show.”

The safety manager...

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