Missaukee commissioners reverse gun policy

Missaukee commissioners reverse gun policy

Gun Rights

Missaukee County commissioners voted 4-3 to reject an employee gun policy change on Thursday (pictured here) but on Tuesday commissioners reversed course, voting 5-2 to adopt a more permissive policy. LAKE CITY — Days after Missaukee County commissioners declined to change an employee gun policy, the commissioners have had a change of heart. Commissioners voted 5-2 Tuesday afternoon to change a gun policy that banned employees from having guns in personal vehicles parked on county property. Now, employees that possess a weapon legally will be allowed to store the weapon out of sight in a locked vehicle parked on county property. "I feel pretty strongly about the Second Amendment and I don’t like restricting rights unless there’s a real established risk," Frank Vanderwall told the Cadillac News after the county’s board meeting. Vanderwall, who voted against the policy change during Thursday’s finance committee meeting, was the commissioner who asked to add the policy back on the commissioners’ agenda Tuesday. Lan Bridson, who had tried to abstain during Thursday’s meeting, supported revisiting the question Tuesday. "I don’t think we really caught it," when commissioners first approved the gun ban, Vanderwall said. The ban was part of a policy designed to prevent workplace violence. People already know that they can’t bring guns into courtrooms, he said. After an employee complained about the new policy passed this fall, the topic landed in front of the county’s safety committee, which recommended leaving the ban in place. On Thursday, commissioners followed suit, rejecting a […]

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.