Not many know it, but the part-time mayor and full-time obstetrician at Altru Hospital, has a permit to carry a concealed handgun and he does, sometimes at local restaurants or even at an occasional city meeting.
Recently, a Herald journalist spotted Brown’s gun during an interview.
“I don’t want to be a victim,” said Brown, 61. “And I think it’s the responsible thing to do to protect those you love, and anyone.”
The handgun he carries concealed is a small 9 mm Kahr semi-automatic that takes up little space. For safety, he does not keep a round in the chamber.
“The Second Amendment protects the First Amendment,” Brown said. “But deadly force is only to protect life. To use it to protect property would be inappropriate.”