- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 25, 2014

HERNANDO, Miss. (AP) - A proposed DeSoto County ordinance governing activities in county parks is heading to an April 7 public hearing shorn of all firearms language after supervisors took flak over what critics called overly restrictive wording.

The Commercial Appeal reports (https://bit.ly/1iwhHQy ) the proposal that on March 3 was set for public hearing contained a “Hunting and Firearms” section under “Prohibited Activities” that said in part, “Except for those possessing a valid enhanced carry permit … no person shall use, carry or possess in any park, firearms of any description. …”

That language was deleted Monday. For the April 7 hearing, all that’s left is a proposed “Hunting” section that says: “Hunting, tracking or the pursuit of wildlife is prohibited at all parks.”

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Information from: The Commercial Appeal, https://www.commercialappeal.com



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