Proposal to ban guns in Christiansburg municipal buildings to be considered Tuesday

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CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WFXR) — A town councilman in Christiansburg is speaking up before he and his fellow officials consider a gun ban at Tuesday’s Town Council meeting.

Councilman Steve Huppert says he feels there should be a restriction on firearms in municipal buildings.

According to Huppert, it makes sense to maintain consistency with Blacksburg, which already has restrictions for its buildings.

The councilman told WFXR News he is a supporter of the Second Amendment and served in the 101st Airborne, so this is not an attempt to ban guns town-wide.

“I’ve probably dealt with firearms as much as anybody. And so, I’m not that way, you know,” said Huppert. “I just feel that there’s a place for everything. I don’t feel like there’s a place for firearms in the town hall, and I don’t feel like there’s a place for them at the rec center.”

Unlike Blacksburg’s recent gun ban, Huppert says he would limit the restriction to town-owned buildings and would not extend it to festivals held in town.

Note: This article previously said gun bans were in place in Montgomery County for municipal buildings, but that has since been corrected.

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