Thursday, July 9, 2009

County Commission to Debate Guns In Parks

It's been an issue in several cities, and now Putnam County is set to discuss what's called Public Chapter 428. That's the bill passed by the legislature this year that allows people with permits to carry their guns into public parks. It takes effect in September and would apply to any state or local park unless the local governing body chooses to opt out. Putnam County commissioner Johnnie Wheeler wants the county commission to discuss that option for the parks and ballfields that are overseen by the county's Parks and Recreation Department. The planning committee will meet on Monday evening at six o'clock to talk about the issue.