Open carry firearms ban doesn't go far enough, Michigan House Democratic leaders say


January 14, 2021

BRENDA CARTER - Michigan State Representative

LANSING - The Michigan State Capitol Commission has not done enough to protect lawmakers, school kids, tour groups and others inside the state's Capitol, House Democratic leaders said Monday.

After armed protestors came to the Capitol in the spring – a dress rehearsal to what happened last week in Washington, D.C. – the commission took an incremental step and voted to ban open carry firearms.

"Banning open carry firearms is an incremental step, however it does not go far enough to ensure the safety of lawmakers doing the people's work inside the Capitol, school kids, tour groups and o...

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