Crowd packs heat, city backs down
Council at center of national controversy overturns gun ban
It’s been three weeks since an Oak Harbor city
councilmember started a national controversy by trying to kick out a wounded
Army veteran who was legally carrying a weapon during a council meeting.
Councilmember Rick Almberg then
The council was met by 160 people
Tuesday night, many who were packing heat.
There were handguns in holsters and
rifles slung over shoulders and an unknown number of people concealing their
weapons as the Oak Harbor City Council met. Many attended the meeting to show
support for veteran Lucas Yonkman who Councilmember Almberg tried to have
kicked out of City Hall last month, including Joe Hawkins who openly mocked
him. “Mr. Almberg I just want you to know that I have a concealed ham sandwich
right here I don’t want you to get up and walk away,” he chuckled.
City council member walks out after council
refuses to ban guns from meeting