Before the 200 people who showed up to protest a potential ordinance restricting firearms use had a chance to speak, the Jackson County Board of Commissioners surrendered.
The commissioners quickly voted at the start of their meeting Monday night to reject any ordinance that would stop the firing of guns in residential areas. Commissioners Tom Crow, Chas Hardy, Dwain Smith and Bruce Yates all voted in opposition of the proposal floated by BOC chairman Hunter Bicknell earlier this month. Bicknell was not present Monday.
After the vote, the commissioners took comments from the audience, with eight citizens voicing opposition to the ordinance and no one speaking in its favor. Most of those in the audience sported “no gun control” stickers.