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Still no decision on Bowling Green gun ordinance

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Bowling Green residents will have to wait a little longer to see what changes could be coming to the city's policy on guns in the parks.

Under state law, people can carry open and concealed firearms in public parks and areas.  But a city ordinance prohibits guns in the parks, contradicting Ohio law.
  
Council members voted unanimously to table the issue on Monday night until the July 21 council meeting.  Leaders say they need to explore their legal options before making a decision.

"The potential for people to be in our city parks with firearms does exist under the law as it is today, and certainly people are concerned about that," says council president, Michael Aspacher.

There's no guarantee council members will vote on the issue at the July meeting, but local residents say they'll be paying attention.

"I really feel that we don't need firearms in the parks where there could be children," says one father, William Snyder.

"I'm 100 percent in favor of it <state law>," says another grandmother, Vikki Goodwin  "I feel like it's a good protection for all the kids."
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