found this article on mcrgo.(grand rapids,mich.)
when doug vanderwoude dose his christmas shopping, hes packing
more than money.not far from his wallet is is gun.
it is his way of protecting himself and others from the kind of
violence that happened in an omaha mall last week,when a
gunman opened fire on employees and shoppers. the 19 yr.old
man killed eight people before turning the gun on himself.
the way i look at a firearm,its my safety device. i wear a safety
belt when i drive because you never know if an accident will happen.
i wear a gun in case a crime happens, said the co-owner of a wyoming gun shop.
last weeks tragedy prompted michigan native ted nugent-known as
much for his gun-rights stance as his rock music-to write an essay
that appeared in a detroit news paper this week. he called on the
goverment to get rid of gun-free zones and for law-abiding citizens
to get a gun, learn to use it and do the right thing.
the mall shooting galvanized thomas antor,a former police officer
,who plans to obtain a ccw and take his gun when he shops.
ive grown older.i see more of a need. the world is becoming more
dangerous.i dont want to be a victim. (story cut a little short).
there are now 4,500 people in kent county with cpls and 2,400
in ottawa county, according to state records.