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Guns Permitted in Quakertown Parks; But Don’t Fire Them
Written by Kelly Kalb, Correspondent

        It is now official that Quakertown residents and visitors are permitted to bring firearms to any borough-owned land.

        Last Wednesday night officials voted to change the current park ordinance that states firearms are prohibited and follow Pennsylvania state law which supports the second amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
        A resident of the borough brought to the attention of council members the need to change wording in the current park ordinance to comply with state regulations. Officials discussed the matter and voted unanimously last Wednesday to carry out the necessary changes.
        Section 6120 of Pennsylvania State Firearms Law states municipalities cannot prohibit the “open carry” of a firearm on borough property.
        The law explains, “No county, municipality or township may in any manner regulate the lawful ownership, possession, transfer or transportation of firearms, ammunition or ammunition components when carried or transported for purposes not prohibited by the laws of this Commonwealth.”
        Councilman Dan Williams explained the word “firearms” will be deleted from the current park ordinance but will remain against bringing “weapons other than firearms” on borough property.
        Council President Jim Roberts said, “We are getting in line with Pennsylvania state regulations.” Roberts also explained that although people are permitted to openly carry a firearm, there are still serious legal repercussions if the firearm is discharged.
        Borough council also passed a resolution to institute reflective address signs for residents. Councilman Mike Johnson reiterated the address signs are not mandatory but will help first responders find a location, especially at night, in an emergency.
        The signs will be available for purchase through the borough. More information including cost will be posted on the borough’s website soon.





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