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"About a marshall that doesn't allow guns in Dodge city"

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    pulloa

    [1]Jul 19, 2007
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    Since when didn't Matt Dillon allow guns in dodge city?  That's what made the show!!  Talk about a huge screw up in describing a show.  Where did this come from anyway?
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    tvking1

    [2]Jul 19, 2007
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    I was thinking the same thing. Of course he allowed guns. He was often at odds with lawmen who didn't, notably Victor French in "The Tarnished Badge". He just didn't allow gunfighting. What responsible lawman would?

    And just how did he get to be the "town marshal"? Towns did have marshals, but Matt was a U.S. Marshal, a different thing entirely. Dodge was big enough to have a police force. It was also big enough to have more than one doctor, but that's all another thread.

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