LANSING, Mich. (AP) – A Michigan lawmaker is defending a Facebook post where he noted he could be carrying a handgun while visiting Detroit.
Republican state Sen. Rick Jones of Grand Ledge’s post Tuesday said he was heading to Detroit and added “Before anyone asks: Yes I have a CPL.”
“CPL” stands for concealed pistol license. Jones went to a pawn shop to learn about the business as lawmakers consider regulations. The former Eaton County sheriff tells MLive.com “people … thought I was attacking Detroit, but it is a city that has three or four people shot at the fireworks.”
Police are investigating two separate shootings that wounded three people before and after Monday’s fireworks.