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Roeland Park City Council lifts ban on pit bulls

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ROELAND PARK, Kan. -- The Roeland Park City Council lifted its ban on pit bulls Monday night.

Roeland Park residents will now be allowed to own a pit bull.

The city council has been debating for months whether to lift the ban that has been in place for years.

Monday's city council meeting was packed as people waited for the verdict. Those who were in favor of repealing the ban urged the council to install a new ordinance that would allow residents to own  all "dangerous" dogs, not just pit bulls.

"If you look back the legislation hasn't been charged since the 1980's so it's really outdated," Kelly Davis said. "I think there's a lot of people what don't understand the breed and don't have exposure to responsible owners who have the breed."

Even though the ban on pit bulls was lifted, anyone who wants to own a second pit bull will have to get approval from the city.

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