Commissioners vote no to allowing concealed weapons in Pitt Co. buildings

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – It was a controversial morning at the Board of Commissioners meeting in Pitt County.

Commissioners debated a change to the gun ordinance policy, allowing guns to be allowed in some county buildings and properties. The only exceptions are for schools, the detention center, and the courthouse.

It was proposed by Commissioner Glenn Webb and had some support, but ultimately, not enough. It failed 5 to 4.

“It’s basically saying law-abiding citizen, we don’t trust you,” said Glen Webb, Chairman, Board of Commissioners. “We don’t care that you’ve been through all these extra steps, we don’t trust you. Meanwhile we’re going to make the decision with a deputy standing at the back door to protect us.”

Commissioners are still interested in what county employees have to say though, so they will continue the survey and hold a public hearing later in the month.

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