Monday, July 20, 2009

Putnam Commissioners Say No to Guns in Parks

Some county commissioners wanted to leave things as they are, but a majority of the Putnam County commission voted Monday night to opt out of what's called Public Chapter 428, the bill that allows gun permit holders to bring their weapons into local parks. Putnam County is the latest in a long list of communities that have chosen to opt out. The Cookeville city council will be considering the issue next month. A motion to take no action on the "guns in parks" issue failed, with six commissioners voting in favor, while 18 voted against it. After that the motion to approve a resolution opting out of the legislation was approved on a 17 to 6 vote.