- Associated Press - Monday, September 22, 2014

DETROIT (AP) — Gun-rights advocates in Detroit are showing support for a man who says he was unlawfully arrested because police are against open-carry laws.

The Detroit Free Press reports (https://on.freep.com/1DsiaOs ) about 20 people carried rifles and handguns while marching in Detroit on Sunday in protest.

Elijah Woody says he was arrested and charged with a felony count of carrying a concealed weapon on Sept. 13. The 24-year-old says his handgun was in plain sight in a hip holster.

Guns are allowed to be carried in public places without a permit in Michigan.

Woody’s attorney says the arrest shows police don’t like open-carry rules. He says Woody wasn’t doing anything illegal.

The newspaper couldn’t reach the Detroit Police Department for comment Sunday.


Information from: Detroit Free Press, https://www.freep.com

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