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Michigan official shows gun after public meeting criticism

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Posted at 11:49 AM, Jan 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-21 11:51:29-05

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.