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City leaders in one East Tennessee town have voted to allow guns in parks.

The Bristol City Council made the decision Tuesday to repeal a ban on guns in city parks. Park-goers in Bristol who have a permit can soon legally carry firearms in 28 of the city's 31 parks or greenways.

The city's mayor who approved the measure said she did not want the government to infringe on personal rights.

The only council member who voted against the proposal said she felt the community is safe and did not see a need for guns in parks.