• Statement from the CCPJ Board


to banning firearms from Albemarle County buildings and parks. CCPJ President Bob McAdams. sent the following letter to the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors, and urges others to do the same thing. "The purpose of firearms is to kill people and other living things. The purpose for carrying firearms in public places is to instill fear in other people. Neither of those purposes should have any place on county property. "I urge you to enact the ordinance to ban firearms from county buildings and parks. On August 12th, 2017, I was in downtown Charlottesville for the whole day. I worked with others to provide support services for the counter-demonstrators. I saw white supremacists, Fascists, and neo-Nazis using firearms to intimidate other people. "Prior to August 12th, on behalf of the Charlottesville Center for Peace and Justice, I presented a letter to Charlottesville City Council members urging them to ban all weapons, including firearms, from what was then called Emancipation Park. They replied that they did not have the authority to do so. "Now you have the authority to ban firearms from county buildings and parks. Again, I urge you to enact that ban. During

the summer of 2017 one radical right-wing group planned to hold a rally in Darden Towe Park. What could you have done to prevent violence if that event had taken place? Now you can take action well in advance of any possible event. Thank you for addressing this issue."