Gun-rights activist questions St. Louis Zoo's firearms ban

4 years 4 months 1 week ago Tuesday, June 09 2015 Jun 9, 2015 Tuesday, June 09, 2015 8:19:00 AM CDT June 09, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A gun-rights advocate said he and others may show up next week at the St. Louis Zoo with firearms or empty holsters to challenge the site's ban of weapons.

56-year-old Jeffry Smith of Cincinnati told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch while Missouri law bars guns in gated areas of amusement parks, he questions whether the zoo fits that description as a public, taxpayer-supported place.

A spokeswoman for the zoo, Susan Gallagher, said that site's prohibition of all weapons within its gates relies on numerous state statutes.

Smith last October led a St. Louis march to press their right to carry guns openly in public.

 

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