The Hancock County Board of Supervisors approved the first reading of an ordinance Monday making it illegal to bring dangerous weapons into the courthouse, annex, secondary roads, courthouse parking lot or county public health facilities.Because we all know that criminals go through the permit process in order to carry a weapon.
The ordinance must be passed three times by the Board of Supervisors before becoming law.
Supervisor Jerry Tlach said the board felt it was time to put a ban in effect for the courthouse.
“You could have come into the courtroom with a gun if you had a permit,” Tlach said.
Law enforcement personnel would be exempt from the new ordinance.
The ordinance would apply even if you had a valid permit to carry the weapon.
“We thought we needed to do something about that,” Tlach said.
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