GOP Virginia Pol Wears AR-15 To City Council Meeting

The Virginian-Pilot reports:

Two of Nathan Clark’s peers on the Portsmouth City Council criticized his decision to wear an AR-15 into a public meeting — without telling them ahead of time — to show his enthusiasm for the Second Amendment. One asked him to apologize. “It was a disgrace, disheartening and an embarrassment,” Vice Mayor Lucas-Burke wrote to the council Thursday morning. “Most of us were blindsided by the display.”

A day earlier, hundreds of gun rights advocates packed chambers to capacity and convinced a majority of council to make Portsmouth a so-called “Second Amendment Constitutional City.” Clark did not respond to a request for comment Thursday afternoon. His publicity stunt — Clark distributed a press release to announce the display of his semi-automatic weapon — also drew criticism outside Virginia.