Ashe County is back in the news once again, being urged by its attorney, John Kilby, to push park gun bans to the point of breaking state law.
According to reports, Kilby has advised Commissioners that expansion of carry rights provided by GRNC-backed legislation (now Session Law 2013-369) still has “gray areas” subject to interpretation about where bans can be enacted in “athletic facilities”.
What is it about the illegality of gun bans in parks that apparently makes municipalities want to pass them? Wouldn't a responsible civic leader avoid taking any action that might break the law?
Politicians who support violating the Second Amendment rights of their constituents don't appear too worried about violating state law either.
When asked what the consequences of not enacting any ban at all would be, Kilby reportedly answered, “Wild West, I guess.”
Commissioners will next meet Tuesday, January 21st. The issue may be raised again. We should be there to remind them “less is more” when restricting rights of citizens.