Thank City Councilmen for Listening and Respecting Your Right to Self-Defense!
On Tuesday, December 6, the Hickory City Council heard public comment concerning the adoption of one of two ordinances to address the local park carry provisions of House Bill 650, as previously reported here and here. As you may 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 local governments. This new law that took effect on December 1 allows localities to impose some restrictions on carrying in certain parks by permittees, although it does not mandate these permissible restrictions. In considering an ordinance to bring Hickory’s laws into compliance with state law, the Hickory City Council listened to your views and voted to fully respect your right to self-defense by continuing to allow lawfully concealed handguns in all park areas!
Please call or e-mail members of the Hickory City Council and thank them for respecting the rights of law-abiding RTC permit holders and allowing legal self-defense in city parks!
Contact information for members of the City Council can be found here.