Jackson Area Police Receive Several Calls About Residents Carrying Sidearms


An apparent organized flexing of Second Amendment rights last weekend was a bit too Wild West for some local citizens and business owners.

Police and deputies responded to a number of complaints about citizens packing sidearms at restaurants, stores and other public areas.

None of the gun carriers was cited.

Michigan's 2001 shall-issue concealed weapons law greatly increased the number of citizens packing handguns. The public, however, does not notice the guns because they are hidden under clothing.

But a shopper with a handgun on his hip in Target is another matter. Security officers followed the man Saturday and contacted city police.

“One of our officers had contact with the man in the parking lot, and that was the end of it,” Lt. Christopher Simpson said. “He was carrying legally.” Read more

Source: Jackson Citizen Patriot


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