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Take a Look at the Park Signs That Have Gun Rights Advocates Ready to Sue a North Carolina City
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October 25, 2013 at 11:40 PM

Take a Look at the Park Signs That Have Gun Rights Advocates Ready to Sue a North Carolina City

A gun rights group in North Carolina is threatening to sue the city of Raleigh if it doesn’t update its signs posted in city parks.

Why are they upset? Because the signs warn visitors that carrying concealed or displayed firearms is “prohibited by law,” which isn’t true anymore. State law now lets concealed carry permit holders to bring guns to playgrounds, greenways and college campuses, the News Observer reports.

Take a Look at the Park Signs That Have Gun Rights Advocates Ready to Sue a North Carolina City

Credit: COLIN CAMPBELL — News Observer

The gun rights group, Grass Roots North Carolina, sent a letter to the Raleigh City Council this week asking that the signs be updated to reflect the new law. However, Diane Sauer, the city parks director, reportedly told the group that it would cost too much money to replace all the signs posted in the city’s parks. She also argued that lawmakers might change the law again.

“As signs are replaced (age or damage) or new signs are added, we will include updated information,” she wrote.

Grass Roots North Carolina President Paul Valone called the city’s response “disingenuous” and said officials could just take the signs down.

City Attorney Tom McCormick did confirm that even if the signs stay up, the city will not enforce any of the gun laws that were recently struck down by the North Carolina Legislature.

Grass Roots North Carolina is giving the city give business days to respond favorably to its letter or the group will begin pursuing legal action. The letter was sent on Sunday — meaning time is up.

“My message to Raleigh is, you will lose, and it will cost you money,” he said.

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  • SallyMJ
    by SallyMJ
    October 25, 2013 at 11:48 PM

    OMG. This is badgering of citizens in violation of the law, and suppression of Constitutional rights. 

  • 4kidz916
    October 26, 2013 at 8:01 AM

    It's obvious that the city is hoping the law will be changed.  The signs should be changed (and I'm sure they would be already if the law had changed and it was wording about banning the guns) but as long as no one will be charged if they do conceal and carry then I don't see it as that big of a deal.

  • Pema_Jampa
    October 26, 2013 at 12:53 PM

    I'm sorry why do you need your guns at playgrounds and colleges?

  • Ednarooni160
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    October 26, 2013 at 1:17 PM



    Quoting Pema_Jampa:

    I'm sorry why do you need your guns at playgrounds and colleges?


    Like people don't get kidnapped, raped, and/or murdered in parks, playgrounds, or college?..

  • DSamuels
    October 26, 2013 at 1:19 PM

    Well let's see. Gun free zones are where most mass shootings happen, because the gunman doesn't have to fear anyone there is armed. I guess if your child was at a playground when a gunman attacked you'd be mad at anyone there who had a gun to defend themselves and others. 

    If you live in a state with concealed carry allowed, you're probably amidst guns all the time and don't even know it.

    Quoting Pema_Jampa:

    I'm sorry why do you need your guns at playgrounds and colleges?


  • DSamuels
    October 26, 2013 at 1:21 PM

    Why don't they just remove the signs. Problem solved and it's cheaper than making new signs. What would the new signs say anyways, "guns are allowed until we get the law changed"?

  • Pema_Jampa
    October 26, 2013 at 1:26 PM

    Do guns prevent those things from happening? No.

    Quoting Ednarooni160:



    Quoting Pema_Jampa:

    I'm sorry why do you need your guns at playgrounds and colleges?


    Like people don't get kidnapped, raped, and/or murdered in parks, playgrounds, or college?..


  • Ednarooni160
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    October 26, 2013 at 1:27 PM



    Quoting Pema_Jampa:

    Do guns prevent those things from happening? No.

    Quoting Ednarooni160:



    Quoting Pema_Jampa:

    I'm sorry why do you need your guns at playgrounds and colleges?


    Like people don't get kidnapped, raped, and/or murdered in parks, playgrounds, or college?..


    No..but one should be able to defend themselves and/or protect their family/bystanders if something occurs.


  • Pema_Jampa
    October 26, 2013 at 1:27 PM

    People with guns don't always stop a mass shooting. If that happened I'd be mad at the shooter. Crazy people should not have guns.

    I see guns around all the time. I make sure to stay clear of people who are carrying. 

    Quoting DSamuels:

    Well let's see. Gun free zones are where most mass shootings happen, because the gunman doesn't have to fear anyone there is armed. I guess if your child was at a playground when a gunman attacked you'd be mad at anyone there who had a gun to defend themselves and others. 

    If you live in a state with concealed carry allowed, you're probably amidst guns all the time and don't even know it.

    Quoting Pema_Jampa:

    I'm sorry why do you need your guns at playgrounds and colleges?



  • Pema_Jampa
    October 26, 2013 at 1:28 PM

    It just takes one incident where a child gets ahold of the gun and well..you know how the story goes..

    Quoting Ednarooni160:



    Quoting Pema_Jampa:

    Do guns prevent those things from happening? No.

    Quoting Ednarooni160:



    Quoting Pema_Jampa:

    I'm sorry why do you need your guns at playgrounds and colleges?


    Like people don't get kidnapped, raped, and/or murdered in parks, playgrounds, or college?..


    No..but one should be able to defend themselves and/or protect their family/bystanders if something occurs.



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