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Recreation facilities gun ban up for repeal

09/02/07
From staff reports

The Rome City Commission on Tuesday will consider a citizen’s call to repeal a local ordinance barring firearms from public recreation facilities.

The Commission’s Monday session was moved to Tuesday because of the Labor Day holiday. The caucus starts at 5 p.m., with the regular meeting following at 6:30 p.m.

City resident Michael G. Morton is asking for repeal of a local ordinance banning weapons in recreation facilities, including city parks, athletic fields, gymnasiums and senior centers.

Morton contends state law prohibits local governments from regulating firearms. Floyd County has a similar ordinance Morton said he also is seeking to overturn.

Weapons also are banned in cemeteries under local law and the Commission will reconsider that ordinance at the same time.

For more on this report, see Monday’s Rome News-Tribune.
http://news.mywebpal.com/news_tool_v2.c ... 95955&om=1

Does Michael G. Morton post here?
 

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From today's Rome News-Tribune:

In other actions, the board agreed to revise its prohibition against weapons at city parks to eliminate a firearm ban.
Resident Michael G. Morton said state law does not allow local governments to pass gun control ordinances-and city attorneys agreed.
"It's not something we have a choice about, " City Manager John Bennett said.
A revised ordinance is slated to go before the Public Safety Committee this month and be adopted by Commission in October.
"It's insulting. It's disgraceful. It's embarrassing," said Endra Price, who joined James Gill in calling for action during the public comment period of the meeting.
I am told that the story was on the front page of the paper a day or so ago too.
 

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budder said:
Here's hoping that he got the idea from us and will join up, if he already hasn't. I'm glad another city's being forced into compliance. It's fun when they listen, unlike Sandy Springs :evil:
They will all be delt with either willingly or... :hardhead:
 

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I live in Rome, I also work for the city attorneys, so i have to keep personal comments to myself, however, i think the city commision handled this matter very quickly. Also, i know the editor of the paper, maybe i can get an editoral published :wink:
Anyone else live in Rome
 

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coolhead64 said:
I live in Rome, I also work for the city attorneys, so i have to keep personal comments to myself, however, i think the city commision handled this matter very quickly. Also, i know the editor of the paper, maybe i can get an editoral published :wink:
Anyone else live in Rome
I agree with you that they are handling it quickly.
 
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