The No-Gun signs with the slash in the upper right hand of the Anderson County Courthouse doors went down Wednesday, but the signs proclaimng no-guns in judicial areas remain. (Donna Smith/The Oak Ridger)
People with carry permits can now carry guns into the Anderson County Courthouse, except on the third floor where judicial proceedings take place.
The four signs that featured a slashed-out gun illustration were removed from the wooden doors at the Courthouse’s entrances Wednesday — following a vote by the Anderson County Commission on Monday night.
According to Anderson County Commissioner Steve Mead of Oak Ridge, the county’s authority to prohibit people with gun carry permits from carrying their guns into the Courthouse ended in February 2009.
Allowing those with legal permits to carry their guns into the Courthouse if they wish will make the Courthouse safer, he opined at Monday night’s Commission meeting.