Clarksville, TN – The cities of Clarksville and Paris have opted out of adopting a policy that would allow patrons to carry guns in parks. Governor Phil Bredesen signed an amendment to an existing law allowing permitted gun owners to carry their weapons into local parks. Clarksville Councilman Wallace Redd says the policy also allows local governments to opt out of measure if they wish. Redd says the council voted down the amendment in yesterday's meeting with an 8 to 3 vote. It also approved an ordinance that banned all weapons from city-owned and -managed property. City Manager Administrative Assistant Lisa Rowlett says Paris commissioners also opted out of the amendment. The amendment takes effect statewide September 1.