Brian Kelly

LAKE OZARK, Mo. (KMOX) – Hoping not to scare away families and tourists, the city of Lake Ozark, Missouri is restricting the open carrying of firearms in public places.

Aldermen passed the ordinance on a 4-2 vote, despite the argument from some, including a couple on the board, that it violates their Second Amendment rights.

In a release, Mayor John Franzeskos says, “The intent is to provide an atmosphere of safety for our residents and the many visitors to the lake area.”

Franzeskos says the new ordinance dosn’t restrict those with a valid conceal carry permit from carring a concealed weapon. It also doesn’t prohibit the open carrying of firearms on private property.

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