Government
7:31 am
Wed November 14, 2012

State Statute Allows Weapons on City and County Property

A change in state statutes means permitted handgun owners can carry their weapons on city and county property. The Tribune-Courier reports Marshall County Judge-Executive broke the news to county commissioners at their fiscal court meeting. Miller says the new law makes it a misdemeanor for local governments to restrict a resident’s right to bear arms on county property.

The law went into effect in July and gave a six month deadline to change local ordinances restricting weapons on municipal properties. County Attorney Jeff Edwards says there haven’t been any challenges to the current laws barring weapons on county property.