Board of Supervisors
A Resolution Directing the
Section 16-7 of the
Fauquier County Code prohibits the carrying of weapons in a County park.
The Virginia General Assembly has amended the Code of Virginia to
restrict the ability of local governments to regulate the carrying,
possession and transportation of firearms.
In so doing, the Virginia General Assembly; however, grandfathered
existing ordinances. Fauquier
County Code provisions come under the grandfathering rules.
Since that time, the General Assembly has also amended its Code to
prohibit the Commonwealth’s Attorney from prosecuting persons with
concealed weapons when they are carrying concealed weapons in parks
pursuant to a validly issued permit. The
proposed resolution directs the County Administrator to schedule a public
hearing on the amendment of Section 16-7 of the Fauquier County Code to
permit persons who hold valid concealed weapons permits to carry and
possess concealed weapons while in public parks located within Fauquier
Action of the Board of Supervisors:
Consider adoption of attached resolution.
other Departments, Organizations or Individuals that would be affected by
Parks and Recreation Department