City bans guns from all buildings, parks and playgrounds
Published: July 29,2013
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MERIDIAN — The city of Meridian is banning openly carried weapons in all public buildings and city parks and playgrounds.
The Meridian Star reports the city council took action this past week to keep such weapons out of city hall, the Meridian Law Enforcement Center, all fire stations, all municipal offices, city parks, and playgrounds. It makes exceptions for public roads, streets and sidewalks.
Weapons included in the ban are handguns, pistols, rifles, shotguns, stun guns, knives and, according to the ordinance, “any other item of any kind or nature that could or may be used as a weapon.”
Police Chief James Lee says the ordinance is needed to protect local residents.
The ban does not address concealed carry permitted citizens. State law outlines where such guns can be possessed.
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