Gunfighters Summer Show Approved | Big Horn Basin Media

Gunfighters Summer Show Approved

Written by on April 19, 2017

The Cody Gunfighters last night were approved to continue their nightly show beginning June 1, under specific conditions.

After three tourists were injured last summer because one of the actors used a weapon that was loaded with lead balls instead of blanks, the Gunfighters performance was cancelled for the last half of the season. Police Chief Chuck Baker said that he’s been working with the organization to create new safety rules that would prevent an incident like that from happening in the future.

Baker presented the new rules to the Cody City Council, pointing out that the Gunfighters would only be allowed to perform if a safety manager is on site and not taking part in the show. That person will be responsible for ensuring that only blank cartridges from reputable manufacturers are used; that all participants are familiar with the safety rules; and will work with the actors, set design and script writers to ensure that the site is safe for both the gunfighters and visitors.

Additionally, the Gunfighters must have a liability insurance policy in place before the beginning of their season that carries a minimum one million dollars.

After discussion, the Council unanimously approved the request.

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