Pit Bull Ban Passes First Reading
Rockwood, TN - After several pit bull maulings and the attack that killed Jennifer Lowe, one Tennessee community has had enough. This past Monday, Rockwood City Council passed its first reading to ban pit bulls with a vote of 5 to 1. There's one more vote to go next month. If it passes, there will be major restrictions placed on existing pit bulls and no more additional pit bulls will be allowed in the city.
Rockwood mayor Mike Miller proposed the ban. Miller doesn't want to see any more pit bulls in the city.
"I've been thinking about this for a long time and I just, I think they're a dangerous dog. I think if they attack, you have a hard time, if you can at all, getting them off of a kid or an adult or anybody."
As common in the instance of bans, owners that have pit bulls now, would be grandfathered in, but they must have liability insurance, along with several other restrictions including: penning requirements and when off-property a muzzling requirement. The final vote from city council will take place February 18th.