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Alexandria City Council Prohibits Firearms on City Property

Updated: Mar 10, 2021

The Alexandria City Council unianimously adopted an ordinance prohibiting firearms and ammunition in City facilities, parks and areas requiring special event permits. In adition to the general public the ordinance also applies to City employees, agents or volunteers in workplaces that are owned, operated or managed by the City. This ordance takes place July 1st. Those exempt from the ordinance include:

-Military personnel acting within the scope of their official duties

-Sworn law enforcement officers

-Private security personnel hired by the City;

-Museum exhibits and historical re-enactments involving unloaded firearms;

-Official Senior Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) and collegiate sports programs.  

Passage of the ordinance means that if you are caught with a firearm or ammo you can be charged with a Class 1 misdemeanor, which is punishable by up to 12 months in jail, a fine of up to $2,500, or both. It shold be noted that this ordinance is in effect for any special event requiring a permit being held on a City public street, road alley, sidewalk or public right of way.



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