Tazewell County is now in compliance with state code as it relates to persons legally permitted to carry a firearm as a concealed weapon at county parks.An earlier ordinance was requested by Northwestern District board member Seth White last year after he noticed a no firearms symbol at the entrance to the Lake Jack Witten/Cavitts Creek Park. At the time, White said the sign represented a violation of his second amendment rights to keep and bear arms.However, after reviewing state code, County Attorney Eric Young found a change in the 2004 state legislation that prohibits counties and towns from regulating firearms. As a result, the county's present ordinance was ruled obsolete.

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