Police Chief Mark Pote recently sent out a letter to business owners, "advising" them to post signs forbidding weapons. Now he says he wasn't advising them to do anything, even after we read him a copy of the letter we obtained.From the letter and interview:
"You're encouraging businesses to do this," Reporter Aaron Brilbeck asked. "No not exactly," Pote replied "Only if they want to." Brilbeck then read from the letter: "We are advising any and all business owners to post a nice big unmistakable sign on the outside of the entry way that reads no weapons allowed inside. No weapons beyond this door." "If they don't want weapons allowed," Pote said. "It doesn't say that though," Brilbeck pointed out. "That was my point," Pote replied.When you use words like "we are advising" and then deny you are giving advice, wouldn't that be less than truthful?
The article indicates that his advice fell on deaf ears.
(Was having trouble with the video last night, hopefully others can view the report.)