GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — A Greeley school board member who’s been denouncing Dr. Martin Luther King on his radio show says he won’t be going to board meetings or anywhere else with his handgun.
Brett Reese lost his permit to carry a concealed weapon Thursday after being served with a temporary restraining order requested by the owner of a rival station. He’s still allowed to carry a gun openly but he says he won’t to avoid any more trouble.
Reese has been ordered to stay away from the owner of KFKA-AM, Justin Sasso, after leaving a message talking about the two stations having a “shootout” for sponsors.
A portion of the recording states “I’ll give you until the end of the day today to pull all of your sales guys off of my sponsors or we’re going to have a shootout.”
Reese told CBS4 when he said there would be a shootout over sales turf, he didn’t mean a literal shootout.
“I think the problem is that it was on my mind. It was a poor choice of words, no question. But I wish that these people would stop sensationalizing it. This was a shootout for sponsors.,” said Reese.
Reese had been carrying a gun because he said he’s gotten death threats.
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