RICHMOND, Va. -- Firearms are no longer allowed at Richmond parks or inside city-owned buildings as of July 1.
On Monday, the city of Richmond tweeted a reminder of the new law, which bans guns from public parks and city buildings including city hall, the department of public services, and community centers.
Firearms are now prohibited in city buildings and parks. This includes, but is not limited to: City Hall, Social Services offices, public parks and community centers. Read more: https://t.co/bp4MYSPBFq pic.twitter.com/kGVjBSgpAV
— City of Richmond, VA (@CityRichmondVA) July 6, 2020
The prohibition does not apply to any duly authorized military personnel in the performance of their lawful duties, law enforcement officer, or security guard contracted or employed by the City.
"No Richmonder should ever feel threatened by gun violence, much less in a public space where residents expect to be served, not fear for their lives. This is a foundation to build off of - we must continue to advocate and innovate for a safer and stronger city for all," Mayor Levar Stoney said.