The Fayetteville City Council is the latest local government to consider a possible ordinance to address the Local Park Carry provisions of House Bill 650, as previously reported here. As you recall, HB 650 removes the absolute authority of local governments when it comes to deciding if Right-to-Carry (RTC) permit holders may lawfully carry their firearms into parks under the control of these local governments. This new law, which goes into effect this Thursday, December 1, allows local authorities to impose some restrictions on carrying in certain parks by permittees, although it does not mandate these permissible restrictions.
The Fayetteville City Council is scheduled to take up the issue tonight during its meeting. Please try to attend this meeting and urge Council members to respect the rights of safe, law-abiding RTC permit holders, and allow them to carry their personal protection firearms in ALL Fayetteville City parks. The meeting will be held at 7:00 PM in Council Chambers at City Hall, located at 433 Hay Street in Fayetteville.
You can find contact information for City Council members by clicking here.