The Willard Board of Aldermen is considering an ordinance that would allow the mayor, council members, department heads and other specific employees to carry concealed guns on city property as long as they have a current conceal and carry permit.
“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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