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Open-Carry Gun Law Activist Arrested Outside Bridgeport Courthouse

Michael Picard, left, and Dontrell Brown, second from left, protest changes to the open carry gun law in April of this year.
Michael Picard, left, and Dontrell Brown, second from left, protest changes to the open carry gun law in April of this year. Photo Credit: Meredith Guinness

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – In something of a wild scene outside the Golden Hill Street Courthouse in Bridgeport on Thursday, a Waterbury man apparently trying to reform the state’s open-carry gun law was arrested, according to the Connecticut Post.

Dontrell Brown, who police say was trying to bring a pair of loaded handguns into the courthouse on Thursday afternoon was taken into custody after police accused him of leaving the loaded guns on the front steps of the building, according to the Connecticut Post.

Brown, who made national headlines earlier this year after confronting a Bridgeport police officer in a Subway restaurant while armed with a semi-automatic pistol and a gun permit, faces charges of interfering with police, breach of peace and failing to produce a valid gun permit based on reasonable suspicion, according to the Connecticut Post, which reported that he could face additional charges as the police investigation continues.

Click here for the report from the Connecticut Post .

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