“We’ve had threats,” explained Mayor Tom Keltner, who says he has a permit to carry a concealed weapon. “We’ve not had anyone show up yet, but we’ve had threats.”
Alderman Ed Simmons, a former police officer, proposed the measure. He said board members will vote on it July 11.
“I would hate to ever shoot somebody, and I wouldn’t unless I had to, but if we are cornered and I had to, I would. I’m not going to let anyone do me or anyone else harm just because they think they have a grievance.”
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