Meeting Monday, Feb. 6 - 5:30 pm at Ashe County Courthouse

Be There!

Ashe County will take up the issue of whether to attempt to circumvent the spirit of the new law permitting Concealed Carry in public parks like so many other local governments have since HB 650 (Castle Doctrine and Parks Carry) passed into law. Under this new law a narrow scope of tightly defined spaces may be posted and several municipalities have attempted to broadly define entire parks as prohibited. Others have simply posted the sections they are allowed to under the law. Of course even this circumvents the true spirit of the law, designed to allow self protection. This law also recognizes that there is a reason that park areas are among the few spaces in the state where violent crime has increased rather then been reduced since the NC concealed carry law went into effect 16 years ago.


Attend this meeting if at all possible and send the message that you want more than the bare minimum.

Attend the County Commission Meeting
  • The meeting will be Monday, Feb. 6 at 5:30 pm at the Ashe County Courthouse: 150 Government Cir, Jefferson, NC 28640. Please pack the room.
  • Contact the county commissioners:
    • Judy Porter Poe, Chair
    • Larry Rhodes, Vice Chair
    • Gerald Price
    • Gary Roark
    • William Sands
  • All commissioners can be emailed at one address:
  • The phone numbers are: (336) 846-5501; Fax (336) 846-5516

Deliver This Message


Dear Commissioners:


I urge you to respect the new law allowing law abiding citizens the right to self protection within parks. Concealed carry holders have repeatedly proven to be sane, sober and law abiding over the years that North Carolina's CCW ordinance has been in force. Any concerns you have in regards to concealed carry in parks are totally unfounded. Not only have the "wild west" scenarios laid out by those unwisely opposing the concealed carry law not materialized, but in fact everywhere this has been tried, crime has gone down. It is time to allow the right of self protection in parks as well.

Respect my right to self protection in what are often dangerous locations. I will be monitoring your actions via Grass Roots North Carolina legislative alerts.



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