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Asheville approves guns on playgrounds

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ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Asheville City Council approved changes to an ordinance Tuesday that will allow concealed carry permit holders to carry guns on city playgrounds.

According to the Asheville Citizen-Times, the change was made because of a new state law.

If they didn’t make the change, it could have rendered the city’s ordinance prohibiting guns in other areas of parks invalid.

North Carolina lawmakers approved a state law this year to prevent cities from banning concealed weapons at playgrounds.

The city also cannot ban concealed carry permit holders from having guns on greenways, biking and walking paths.

The city can ban concealed carry permit holders from having guns at athletic fields, but only if the fields are being used for a “scheduled recreation event.”

Source: The Asheville Citizen-Times