Chesterfield County officials are considering changing a law that prohibits guns near schools.
A section in the Chesterfield county code reads, "No person shall transport, possess, or carry a loaded firearm within 100 yards of any property line of any county public school or county park, except otherwise permitted by state law." County supervisors may consider changing the wording from "No person" to "No hunter," according to the Times Dispatch.
It is just a one word change, but some believe it makes a big difference. If the board decides to amend the county code, then a person who legally owns a gun and has the proper permits can carry a gun near these places as long as they are not hunting.
Overall, board members say safety is the main concern. They plan to review all options, which includes the feedback from a recent public hearing. Some people in the community have asked the board to repeal the code all together so board members certainly have a lot to consider.
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