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    I received an email back from the Police Chief Brian Asmus

    (his first answer was "let me check it out", i sent the AG opinion as a follow up)

    Thank you so much for the AG opinion. I will pass this on to our attorney
    as well. Appears clear from the AG opinion that our ordinance needs to be
    revised to come into compliance. I will bring up this issue with our public
    safety committee, city council and Mayor.


    Brian

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    You must have a silver tongue.

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    Got this back from the Chief

    I talked to our city attorney today. He agrees that the AG opinion is very
    clear on this issue. Because the park use ordinance has a severability
    section, he is of the opinion that this precludes the enforcement of the
    possession of a firearm in the city parks. I am putting out a memo to all
    of the officers explaining the AG opinion and to not enforce that section of
    the ordinance.


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    Cool. Great Work!

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    I think this is great. I have a question and since it sounds like you talked with them (rather than taking inferences from an email). Did you get the sense that they were going to leave the code on the books and just administratively handle the non-enforcement? Do you think they would be agreeable to amending the muni code and replacing any signs?

    I'm on the fence on this. Part of me says to take the little victories where we can. The other is the pragmatic devil's advocate. Five years down the road and these particular players have retired or moved on - town experiences growth - signs say no firearms citing muni code, code is still on the books... you get the drift.

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    Gene Beasley wrote:
    I think this is great. I have a question and since it sounds like you talked with them (rather than taking inferences from an email). Did you get the sense that they were going to leave the code on the books and just administratively handle the non-enforcement? Do you think they would be agreeable to amending the muni code and replacing any signs?

    I'm on the fence on this. Part of me says to take the little victories where we can. The other is the pragmatic devil's advocate. Five years down the road and these particular players have retired or moved on - town experiences growth - signs say no firearms citing muni code, code is still on the books... you get the drift.
    it sounded like they would do it...just might take some time to get around to it

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