Royal Oak City Attorney: Arts, Beats & Eats Gun Ban Illegal

Just as I finished posting a story about the Detroit News editorial page editor telling Open Carry avocates to let the gun ban at the Oak City Arts, Beats and & Eats festival slide, I caught wind of the city attorney’s letter to the Mayor and City Council on the legality of the stricture. It’s illegal. [Click here for a pdf of the full letter.] “Our office has conducted extensive research on the question, and based on that research,” David W. Gillam writers. “We would recommend that the Festival Agreement be amended to remove the prohibition on firearms.” Gillam’s drawn up an amendment to the original agreement with the event organizers. The Council’s scheduled to vote the new deal on Monday night. Meanwhile, so much for not making a fuss, eh?


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