DeSoto supervisors to discuss weapons ordinance

By The Associated Press

HERNANDO — The DeSoto Board of Supervisors will continue its public hearing Monday on a proposed amended ordinance to regulate the discharge of firearms and other weapons within the new county Greenways and Parks system.

At the panel’s Oct. 15 meeting, The Commercial Appeal reports changes were made to simplify the plan and address gun-owner concerns.

Now it only deals with discharge of weapons, and drops lengthy possession and discharge exemption language for people with an enhanced concealed-carry firearms permit.

The revision simply says that weapons discharge is unlawful for people except as a lawful use of force in the course of protecting themselves and the safety of others.