Medford, OR -

The Ashland City Council holds a public hearing Tuesday night on a proposal to ban the carrying of loaded guns in public.

City Attorney David Lohman says a similar ban in Portland has been upheld by the state Supreme Court.

The Mail Tribune reports the ban would not apply to police or people with concealed weapon permits.

Police say anyone who wants to carry a gun to the council meeting at the Ashland Civic Center must have a concealed carry permit because it's a public building.