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INTO THE LION'S DEN

October 8, 2019

 

A town hall meeting slated as a discussion on gun violence erupted into a shouting match on Tuesday, October 1, as 11th District Congresswoman Haley Stevens (D-Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Troy, Commerce Township, Novi, western Oakland and western Wayne counties) brought the gun fight to the bastion of Second Amendment advocates at the Multi Lakes Conservation Association site (replete with gun range) in Commerce Township. "This is why the NRA has got to go," Stevens shouted into a microphone amidst heckling from protesters, some chanting "NRA" in reference to the National Rifle Association. The meeting, billed as a "Town Hall to End Gun Violence," was hosted by Fems for Dems, Michigan State House of Representatives Democratic Leader Christine Greig (D-Farmington, Farmington Hills) and Rep. Robert Wittenberg (D-Huntington Woods, Ferndale, Berkley). Meshawn Maddock, die-hard Trump lickspittle and chair of the 11th Congressional District Republican Committee, said gun rights advocates would show up to oppose the meeting. Others questioned why Stevens would hold the meeting at club that has strongly supported the NRA and gun rights. Others claimed that the event was booked under the name "Fems for Life," rather than Fems for Dems." "District 11 voter here, in Livonia," Joe Emiliano Gutierrez, said in a post on Stevens' Facebook page. "It probably wasn't the best decision to hold a gun control rally at a conservation club, misrepresent who was holding the rally and why, then lash out at constituents who don't agree with you. ... just sayin'."

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