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Asheville approves guns on playgrounds

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ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Asheville City Council has approved an ordinance to allow people with concealed weapons permits to carry guns at city playgrounds.

The move brings Asheville's ordinances into compliance with a new North Carolina law.

Council member Jan Davis said it was tempting to refuse to comply with the state law, but that would have risked losing the city's ability to ban guns in other areas.

North Carolina lawmakers this year approved a state law to prevent cities from banning concealed weapons at playgrounds.

The city also cannot ban concealed carry permit holders from having guns on greenways, biking and walking paths.

The city can ban concealed carry permit holders from having guns at athletic fields if the fields are being used for a "scheduled recreation event."

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