Open Carry At Bombers Game Offends Reverend
A Kalamazoo minister is upset over the 2nd Amendment Education Night being hosted by the Battle Creek Bombers at Friday night’s game.
According to MLive.Com, Freedom Firearms of Battle Creek, the sponsor of the event, invited licensed gun owners to bring their handguns to the game and carry them openly and holstered. Those who were carrying guns were wearing wristbands indicating that they were not allowed to purchase alcoholic beverages at the game.
The purpose of the event was to promote firearm safety and the importance of the 2nd Amendment.
However, Reverend Nathan Dannison, of the First Congregational Church in downtown Kalamazoo, felt that the event was a bad idea and insensitive towards the recent shootings in Kalamazoo. He was quoted as saying that he feels that the minor league team is endorsing gun violence. He managed to scrounge up 60 people to sign a petition vowing to boycott any future Northwoods League games.
Freedom Firearms provided information on gun safety and loads of giveaway items, such as hats, t-shirts, trigger locks and much more.
Various gun related vendors were on hand as well as representatives from area Sheriff Offices.