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Tennessee: Clarksville City Council Repeals Ban on Firearms in Parks

Friday, February 4, 2011

Yesterday, February 3, the Clarksville City Council voted 9-3 to pass Resolution 37-2010-11, a repeal of the 2009 ban on firearms in locally owned or operated parks.   

Effective immediately, the repeal, offered by Councilman Wallace Redd (Ward 4) and supported by Councilman Nick Steward (Ward 1), enables residents and visitors with a handgun carry permit to legally carry a firearm for self-defense in several Clarksville’s parks, with the following exceptions:
1.  Heritage Park
     2.  Liberty Park
3.  All city owned or operated swimming pools, recreation, civic and community buildings, including the
          Swan Lake Sports Complex
4.  All city operated parks or sports fields that are leased by the City and owned
by the Montgomery County School System 

Thank you to all NRA members who contacted the Clarksville City Council and voiced their support.  This is a step in the right direction. 

The following City Council members voted for Resolution 37-2010-11:
Nick Steward (Ward 1)
Deanna McLaughlin (Ward 2)
James R. Lewis (Ward 3)
Wallace Redd (Ward 4)
David Allen (Ward 8)
Joel Wallace (Ward 9)
Bill Summers (Ward 10)
Kaye Jones (Ward 11)
Jeff Burkhart (Ward 12) 

The following City Council members voted against Resolution 37-2010-11:
Candy Johnson (Ward 5)
Marc Harris (Ward 6)
Geno Grubbs (Ward 7)

Please continue to visit to see advancements made on this and other legislative issues during the upcoming 2011 Session of the Tennessee General Assembly.




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