A debate about guns is brewing in the City of Grand Rapids.
At Grand Rapids City Hall Tuesday night, several people had pistols holstered at their hips for a commission meeting.
They’re part of Michigan Open Carry, a group that’s pressuring commissioners to change a local law. It bans loaded firearms here, or any public place in Grand Rapids.
Mayor George Heartwell says he has a “very healthy respect for guns” but he doesn’t think they belong at city hall.