Skip to comments.DeSoto Gun Ordinance Hearing Draws Big Crowd(MS)
Posted on 10/16/2012 5:48:59 AM PDT by marktwain
(DeSoto County, MS) DeSoto Countys proposed guns in parks ordinance has been a hot button ever since word of the idea came out.
For that reason, its no surprise people packed the county board room for a public hearing on the matter.
Those on both sides of the issue had their say, before supervisors who want to make sure only people with an enhanced concealed weapons permit could have weapons at county parks and new Greenway trails.
Those who live near those trails had concerns about the ordinance infringing on their rights.
Its gonna stop me from shooting skeet in my backyard. Its gonna stop me from shooting a 22 rifle in a safe area because the projectile is gonna go in straight into the greenway, said Buddy Malone of Southaven.
Supervisors said only people who intentionally fire into greenways and parks would be held criminally liable.
Some who turned out agreed on the need for such restrictions.
Well, its something they need to address because this is a totally new thing coming into the County and I think firing weapons irresponsibly, that should be controlled, explained Ed Jordan of Walls.
The hearing went on for nearly two hours and convinced county leaders to take a closer look at their proposal.
Probably gonna change it just a little bit more based on their input, stated Supervisor Mark Gardner.
The county had already enlisted the help of the National Rifle Association and plans to have the group look at proposed changes before scheduling another public hearing.
We thought we had it pretty well clarified, then someone brought up about air guns and brought up about archery equipment so we may clarify that a little bit further, said Gardner.
So now, theyll all fall under the proposed law, but some here still think Supervisors are acting prematurely.
Theyre approaching a problem that doesnt exist, said Malone.
Supervisors expect to hold another public hearing on or about November 19th.
DeSoto Supervisors still believe they can have an ordinance in place by the end of the year.
Well what the hell?
We tolerate concealed carry "permits" when we have all the authorization necessary from our Constitution... and now they want various levels and degrees of the carry "permit"?
What is an “enhanced concealed weapons permit?”
> ... only people with an enhanced concealed weapons permit could have weapons at county parks and ...
What is an enhanced concealed weapons permit?
Does it cover a machine gun or rocket launcher?
It’s a “dog whistle” term. It means we’re racist.
I live in Desoto county. I shoot in Marshall county where I can shoot bucks from my parents back porch.