I am a first time poster and fairly new member of this excellent forum. I have become very interested in OCing in Kentwood and Grand Rapids area. To that end i contacted the office of senator Bill Hardiman and spoke with Joe T. Joe was very helpful and found out information that would on the surface make OCing in Kentwood illegal. For example this ordinance
Sec. 38-196. Public possession.
"No person shall, without authority by law, possess or brandish any firearm, air rifle, air pistol, paintball gun or other dangerous weapon in any public street, park or place open to, or within the view of, the general public."
I know there are state laws that counteract this ordinance, however it seems to me that if arrested for this it would still cost money for a lawyer plus my time to fight this if i were arrested. any thoughts you might have would be great.