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Different group says it plans to revive Cody gunfight show

Jun 15, 2017 - From wire reports

CODY (AP) -- A new group is starting a gunfight re-enactment show in northwestern Wyoming after it was able to obtain affordable insurance coverage.

The City of Cody required insurance coverage and set other conditions for the mock gunfights after a performer with The Cody Gunfighters fired a gun loaded with bullets rather than blanks last July, injuring three spectators.

The new group is called The Wild Bunch.

Kenny Martin, who started the Gunfighters in 1979, will remain as the new group's safety officer.

Martin said performers will use prop guns that can only fire blanks. The actors in the new show will not include any of the previous gunfight performers.

He says The Wild Bunch was able to get cheaper insurance than The Cody Gunfighters could have.

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