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Tulsa police not required to enforce park's gun ban


October 19, 2018

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa police won't be required to enforce a local riverfront park's firearm ban because of concerns that such action would be legally challenged, city officials said.

Gerry Bender, Tulsa's Litigation Division manager, told The Tulsa World that officers won't arrest those who violate the Gathering Place's gun policy.

Oklahoma law allows for firearms to be carried on property designated by a governmental authority as a park, recreational area or fairgrounds. But the Gathering Place has a policy that bans firearms. Park officials said, "Parks routinely prohibit firearms a...

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