TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A county official in northern Michigan is drawing criticism after displaying a rifle in response to a citizen's criticism of a far-right group during an online public meeting.
The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports that Ron Clous was among members of the Grand Traverse County Board of Commissioners taking part in the livestreamed meeting Wednesday.
During a public comment period, a woman criticized the board for allowing members of the neo-fascist Proud Boys to address the commission last year.
Clous then stepped away from his webcam and returned with a rifle.
He told the newspaper he wanted to show his support for the Second Amendment.