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Greenwood: You can carry a gun but don’t throw stones

Greenwood is shooting down a widely ignored rule about packing pistols that most likely weren’t ever aware of.

City residents technically have not been allowed to carry concealed guns in Greenwood for the Past four decades, but the city is lifting a ban that few knew even existed.

The city’s scrapping a regulation that says people can’t carry around pistols, knives, razors, slingshots or brass knuckles within city limits. The 44-year-old city rule goes against state law and the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, city attorney Krista Taggart said.

When cities ban guns, the decision usually results in controversy, debate, lawsuits and years of appeals. But none of that ever happened in Greenwood because few people were even aware of a ban on concealed guns dating back to 1968, city council president Bruce Armstrong said. City officials aren’t sure why the rule was ever adopted in the first place.

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