Franklin alderman wants to allow guns at City Hall
Jan 28, 2013 05:42 PM
Reported By Jamey Tucker, Video Journalist - bio | email
FRANKLIN, Tenn. - An alderman in Franklin wants to loosen city restrictions so people could carry guns into City Hall and other municipal buildings.
Alderman Dana McLendon, who has a permit to conceal and carry, says people with carry permits should be able to have weapons in city buildings in case of emergency.
"Gun free zones aren't gun free. That's where all the massacres happen. All of them," said McLendon, adding, "It's an ineffective strategy to dealing with gun violence to put up a sign and expect a person who's committed a murder to obey the sign."
However, Franklin Mayor Ken Moore told Nashville's News 2 he doesn't feel it necessary to allow guns in City Hall.
"We've made some provisions for protection for our board meetings. We have an armed police officer there," said Moore. "I feel very comfortable that we have taken a lot of precautions that are not obvious to the public to protect our employees in City Hall, and I don't feel that I need a good guy with a gun here."
Mayor Moore added he and the board will listen and discuss the issue once McLendon makes a proposal.