The will be a meeting of the Parks and Recreation Committee on Thursday, February 25, 2010, at 5:00 p.m. at Garfield Park’s Art Center, 2432 Conservatory Dr.
PROPOSAL NO. 39, 2010 amends the Code to clarify provisions with respect to possession of firearms on park property. The amendment will allow honest citizens to protect themselves in the park by allowing us to bring our firearm in to the park (like we can in State Parks). Please forward email and get friends to show too!
Ed Coleman (L) introduced this proposal to strengthen gun rights, and to bring Indianapolis Park regulations in line with State and Federal Parks . You can watch Timothy Maguire and Ed Coleman on Channel 6 (with video): http://www.theindychannel.com/news/22394972/detail.html
As it turns out, our Republican Mayor, Greg Ballard, has announced he will veto Ed Coleman’s proposal to protect gun rights in city parks. It hasn’t even been heard in committee yet, and he has preemptively stated that he won’t help Ed Coleman protect our right to carry while in City Parks. Now is the time to turn up the heat; let’s all show up on February 25 to the public hearing at 5:00 PM at the Parks Committee meeting, to tell them all how much we all support this bill. Get friends to show up too.
IndyStar quotes Timothy Maguire: http://www.indystar.com/article/20100202/LOCAL/100202032/Ballard-vows-to-veto-gun-in-parks-bill
Channel 13 (with video) interviews Chris Spangle, with FOP support: http://www.wthr.com/global/story.asp?s=11919374
To read a full version of the proposal as introduced, visit: http://www.indy.gov/eGov/Council/Proposals/Documents/2010/PROP10-039.pdf
Ed Coleman welcomes all help for his 2011 re-election campaign. Feel free to check him out here: https://www.indylp.org/elected_officials/ed_colemam