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Pistol-packing potluck picnic in Oakland Co. park

OXFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Organizers of a gathering in a Detroit suburb want picnickers to bring a dish to share and carry a handgun in plain view.

The Oakland Press of Pontiac reports the Sunday afternoon picnic at Seymour Lake Park in Oxford Township, about 30 miles north-northwest of Detroit, is to raise awareness of a Michigan law allowing registered gun owners to openly carry handguns without a special permit.

Alcohol and shooting won't be allowed at the potluck. John Roshek of Oxford, a member of Michigan Open Carry, says the gathering is "a regular family picnic, the only difference is the people there will be armed."

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