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GRADY COUNTY, GA (WALB) -

Grady County Commissioners are saying no to firearms at Barber Park.

County leaders are standing by their decision that flies in the face of a recently passed state law. When you drive through the gates into Barber park, county leaders say you'll have to leave your guns at home.

"We just don't believe that's necessary, so by a vote of 5 to 0 the commission voted not to allow firearms, at our recreation facility," said commission chairman T. D. David.

The decision comes after the Georgia General Assembly passed and Governor Deal signed a law that allows guns to be carried into bars, churches and some government buildings but the David says it's just not the right choice for his county.

"We know that legislation is passed for everywhere in Georgia but we want to have our own legislation, legislation that we are comfortable with," said David.

He says with all of the family friendly activities that take place at the recreational facility having a gun handy is just unnecessary. "If two people got in an argument which happens at these types of games, would you want both of those guys armed, no you wouldn't, that is as they say a no brainer," said David.

The commissioners have committed to sticking to their guns about making sure no guns are allowed anywhere near the park.

"If you're too scared to go unarmed, stay home don't go to a recreation park," said David.

Commissioners are serious about enforcing the gun ban policy.

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