Signs banning guns taken down at Loudon County government office building
LAURA HALM-6 News Reporter
LOUDON (WATE) - Loudon County commissioners voted 10 to zero Monday night to take down warning signs that prohibit firearms inside the county's office building.
This idea was pitched by recently elected Loudon County Mayor Rollen "Buddy" Bradshaw, who says this move is all about safety.
The signs were taken down Tuesday morning only at the county office building off River Road.
Mayor Bradshaw says the ban on guns inside county offices was outdated.
"What the gun signs in effect did was disarm a law abiding citizen, and I didn't feel comfortable being a part of that," said Mayor Bradshaw. "I think this makes us safer. In my opinion removing the signs is the same thing as removing a bullseye."
Some residents 6 News spoke with are glad about the change.
"If he's looking for more protection and better protection from
law abiding citizens, that's exactly what he's going to get," said
Loudon resident Jack Lawing.
"If people know how to use them and knows when to use them, when
not to, then kids shouldn't have anything to worry about. I think
it's a good thing he did do that," said Lenoir City resident Leonard