Grand Rapids — Ex-Grand Rapids Mayor John Logie says the city should put in a scanner at City Commission chambers to identify visitors carrying firearms.
The Grand Rapids Press reports Logie spoke Tuesday at the City Hall meeting that also was attended by open-carry gun advocates who plan a Sunday march down the Grand Rapids street where police last year detained a man carrying a gun.
Logie says a scanner would be a “stopgap for commissioners to get on safer ground.” He says there should be a state law banning guns from City Commission chambers.
Open-carry advocates promote the legal right in Michigan to carry a licensed weapon in the open. Tom Lambert, assistant legislative director for Michigan Open Carry, says Grand Rapids should update an unenforced 1960s-era ordinance prohibiting the practice.