Bill Barratt, Bloomsburg's superintendent of police and parking, says the ban is intended to assure the safety of people attending the September 21-28 event.
says a domestic argument or a misfire could harm bystanders in the expected crowd of 80,000.
expects some criticism but decided on the ban after consulting with state and federal officials.
couldn't recall any instances of gunfire at the fair, although there have been a few stabbings.
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