I agree with brandon83 100%. The local parks, Riverwalk included, can be perfect places for criminals to ambush unsuspecting citizens. For the state to take away someone's natural right to self-defense in a prime location for an attack is shameful. For the city to make carrying a handgun for self defense a FELONY, even by a person who has fulfilled the safety requirements to obtain a state-issued permit, is asinine! They've just told thugs where it's safe to commit personal assaults. I support the police 100%, but in my opinion, you call 911 after you've been assaulted, you call 9MM WHEN you're being assaulted.
I don't need to be told when, where and how I can defend myself by a city government who can't even control a party and keep someone from being shot at the Theatre Centre of all places! I'm stunned that out of all the politicians asked, Mr. Privett seems to be the only one with enough guts to stand up for what is logical and right. When all these self-important politicians completely rid their jurisdictions of crimes against persons, then they'll have a stronger case for telling the citizens when and where they can't defend themselves.