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    "Half of Detroit Council Packs Heat"

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    Half Of Detroit Council Packs Heat - Detroit Local News Story - WDIV Detroit

    Half Of Detroit Council Packs Heat
    Council President Says He Has Received Death Threats

    POSTED: Tuesday, November 10, 2009
    UPDATED: 7:52 pm EST November 10, 2009
    DETROIT -- By Thanksgiving, five members of the of the newly elected Detroit City Council will be packing heat.

    Charles Pugh, Kwame Kenyatta, James Tate and Gary Brown have said Tuesday that they are usually armed.

    "I wish we lived in a community where we didn't need a gun," said Brown.

    The Rev. Andre Spivey, pastor of St. Paul AME, said he soon plans to get his concealed weapon permit.

    Spivey said he's applying for a concealed weapon permit because church members have been urging him to get one for years.

    Pugh said he got a concealed weapon permit in December 2007 before he entered politics because he had received death threats.

    "The reality is there are people who are homophobic and they are not happy with me as an elected person who happens to be gay," said soon-to-be Council President Pugh.

    Kenyatta said he packs heat because council members sometimes must ward off irate citizens.

    Tate and Brown are former police officers.

    Spivey said carrying a weapon is not "an indictment upon the citizens of Detroit," but he will "feel more comfortable having it."

    The nine-person council has a full-time, nine-officer police unit. Members can request individual security when they feel threatened.

    However, because of the city's financial woes, the security budget may be cut.

    Concealed weapon permit permit holders must be over 21 to apply and they must complete a safety course. Holders are not allowed to bring guns to schools, hospitals, stadiums, taverns and casinos in Michigan.

    "It's a precaution. Put seat belt on and you don't expect to crash, but if you do, you want to be ready for the crash -- so it's the same thing," said Pugh.

    Saunteel Jenkins, who finished third in the council race, said her 14-year-old sister was killed by gunfire years ago.

    She told a local paper that the heat packing council members are setting a poor example for the rest of the community.
    "My God David, We're a Civilized society."

    "Sure, As long as the machines are workin' and you can call 911. But you take those things away, you throw people in the dark, and you scare the **** out of them; no more rules...You'll see how primitive they can get."
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    "Kenyatta said he packs heat because council members sometimes must ward off irate citizens."

    Wow! I'm not allowed to display my firearm to ward off irate citizens.

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    All council members should "pack heat," after all it is Detroit.
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    When will the other half get on board?
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    "She told a local paper that the heat packing council members are setting a poor example for the rest of the community. "

    Gotta love that one. Considering that comment I think she should blame the constitution for "setting a bad example"....
    But +1 for the council members being Pro2A on some level, I mean come on, it IS detroit.
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    Living in the suburbs of Detroit, we get the benefit(?) of getting to see some of these recorded city council meetings on the evening news. A majority of the members, most of which are on their way out after the recent election, are nuts. Police escorts, personal cars, and HUGE egos.
    Watch this video and tell me you wouldn't carry in there if you could.
    YouTube - Detroit City Council hearing adjourned amid shouting match

    I'm still waiting for one of the members to tell the truth: "I have my CPL to protect me from the other nutjobs i work with. Really, have you seen some of the videos of those meetings. They're all crazy!"

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    "Half of Detroit Council Packs Heat"
    .........and the other half are in jail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guns and more View Post
    .........and the other half are in jail.
    Or should be.
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    Michigan has hit rock bottom and started digging, Detroit embodies that, for you Michiganders, you have a wealth of my sympathy for a few more years.
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    for you Michiganders, you have a wealth of my sympathy for a few more years.
    Not mine. You keep electing these losers, time after time.
    You wanted unions and democrats, you got 'em!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Guns and more View Post
    You wanted unions and democrats, you got 'em!

    Get involved, fight back!
    At one time, albeit long ago, Detroit was a decent city. Not anymore.
    Some would consider it a prime example of what liberalism and it's policies will do to a city.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Glock23MI View Post
    Living in the suburbs of Detroit, we get the benefit(?) of getting to see some of these recorded city council meetings on the evening news. A majority of the members, most of which are on their way out after the recent election, are nuts. Police escorts, personal cars, and HUGE egos.
    Watch this video and tell me you wouldn't carry in there if you could.
    YouTube - Detroit City Council hearing adjourned amid shouting match

    I'm still waiting for one of the members to tell the truth: "I have my CPL to protect me from the other nutjobs i work with. Really, have you seen some of the videos of those meetings. They're all crazy!"

    He's not kidding, they have been known to, in the middle of a debate, start SINGING, Hymns, chants ,etc...
    I think it might be the river water????? JMO

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