Fireworks and firearms banned at West Point Lake

Lake, file photo
(File photo)

MOBILE, Ala. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District announces today that no firearms or fireworks will be permitted at West Point Lake.

A release sent by USACE Natural Resource Specialist Ranger Rebecca Fink says Georgia’s House Bill 60, or the Safe Carry Protection Act of 2014 that was signed into law by Governor Nathan Deal Wednesday and effective July 1, does not affect lakes and lands in Georgia managed by USACE.

The Safe Carry Protection Act specifies where people may carry weapons, including some bars, churches, school zones, government buildings and certain parts of airports.

Fink says the USACE is federally regulated and therefore exempt from the “open-carry” Georgia gun law.

USACE says no fireworks or sparklers will be permitted in any park or campground at West Point Lake except for the main event display at Pyne Road Park.

The USACE also posted a list of safety tips for the 4th of July to their Facebook page.

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