No guns in local parks

No guns in local parks

July 16th, 2009 in Opinion Free Press

Although a majority of the members of the Tennessee Legislature did not have the good judgment to know why licensed gun-toters should not be permitted to carry guns in bars or in Tennessee parks, the nine members of the Chattanooga City Council fortunately did have the good judgment to take advantage of the provision of law that allows local governments to ban carrying guns in local parks.

There obviously is no "need" to have armed civilians in local parks.

There can be obvious dangers when legal or illegal gun-toters mix with crowds anywhere.

This isn't and must not be a time for a return to the old-time "wild West."

Oddly, the gun issue is a heated one -- but should not be an issue at all.