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Jonesborough: No guns in parks this year

JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. (AP) - The town of Jonesborough is the latest to opt out of the new law allowing guns in parks, but it will only do so for a year.

Town Attorney Jim Wheeler recommended Thursday to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen that the opt-out include a sunset provision.

The Johnson City Press reports Wheeler believes the state law allowing guns in parks is likely to be altered in the coming year. He told the board other attorneys have questioned the law's constitutionality.

Aldermen said Tennessee's oldest city has a low crime rate and they questioned the necessity of allowing even permitted handguns around children.

Information from: Johnson City Press, http://www.johnsoncitypress.com

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