MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - The Murfreesboro City Council voted Thursday night 6-1 to opt out of Tennessee's new "Guns in Parks" law.
Vice Mayor Chris Bratcher said the decision had nothing to do with politics.
"We just felt like it's a good measure to continue the way it's always been in the past, and not allow any firearms in our parks, ball fields or greenways," he said. "We haven't had any incidents in our parks. Murfreesboro is a safe city [and] we feel if there's a need for more police officers we will address that through our police department."
Cities statewide have until September 1 to opt out of the law.