Protesters pack heat in Birmingham public meeting
Birmingham, Michigan’s city commission held a public meeting that was attended by several gun rights supporters carrying guns. “I hope that council sees that good people carry guns,” said one of the gun rights advocates. You know what I see? Bullying. A show of force. Why else would a bunch of people show up at a city government meeting carrying AK-47s?
They were supporting a young man who had been arrested for carrying a gun strapped across his back while walking the streets of Birmingham. The article says he had not committed any crimes, and openly carrying a gun is apparently not illegal in Birmingham. But I have to wonder why he felt the need to do so on the streets of one of America’s richest suburbs.
You know, we’re always being told to watch out for and report suspicious behavior. Well, someone is going to have to reconcile this sort of thing for me, because if carrying a weapon in public isn’t somewhere near “suspicious behavior,” then I’m afraid I’m not going to be a good judge of any “suspicious behavior.”