Grand Rapids Doesn’t Plan To Change Gun Ordinance

GRAND RAPIDS (WWJ/AP) – The Grand Rapids City Commission doesn’t plan to amend an unenforced firearms ordinance that appears to conflict with Michigan law.

At a meeting earlier this week, several speakers urged Grand Rapids leaders to change the 1960s-era gun law. Currently, city ordinance prohibits carrying a loaded, operable gun.

One speaker submitted a proposed amendment. A number of people attended the meeting with guns openly carried on their hips.

Mayor George Heartwell says he agrees that the local ordinance may conflict with state law, but no updates are currently planned.

“I have no interest in amending our ordinance nor have I heard interest on the part of my colleagues in doing so,” Heartwell said. “There’s no political will for it.”

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