Fayette County, GA Considering Gun Ban!
On Thursday, May 10, 2007, at 7:00 p.m., the Fayette County Parks and Recreation Commission is requesting that the Board of Commissioners in Fayette County adopt an ordinance that would prohibit the possession of firearms in Fayette County parks. The text of the proposal follows:
This proposed gun ban is expressly preempted by state law
Sec. 14-2 Weapons
It shall be unlawful for any person to use or possess in any Fayette County park, historic site, or recreation area any firearms, bows and arrows, spring guns, air rifles, slingshots, or any other device which discharges projectiles by any means, unless the device is unloaded and stored so as not to be readily accessible or unless such use has been approved by the Fayette County Board of Commissioners.
, which would permit only “reasonably limiting or prohibiting the discharge of firearms.”
GCO urges its members to show up and be heard in opposition to this gun ban ordinance on Thursday evening when the gun ban will be considered. The location and other information relating to the Board of Commissioners is here