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Secretary of State Bans Open Carry at Voting Locations

Oct 16, 2020

Today, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson issued direction to local election clerks statewide clarifying that the open carry of firearms on Election Day in polling places, clerk’s offices, and absent voter counting boards is prohibited on November 3. Attorney General Dana Nessel and Michigan State Police Director Col. Joe Gasper are working with the Secretary […]

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House Dems Seek to Abolish Capitol Commission

Sep 25, 2020

A package of legislation was introduced this week by members of the House Democratic Caucus abolishing the Michigan Capitol Commission. Their plan would transfer the authority from the Commission to the Legislative Council, a bipartisan, bicameral body of legislators. Members on the Council are appointed by the Speaker of the House and Senate Majority Leader, […]

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Legislation Seeks to Ban Guns in the Capitol

May 15, 2020

Two bills were introduced this week that would ban firearms from the Michigan State Capitol Building. Introduced by Representative Julie Brixie (D-Meridian Township) and Representative Tyrone Carter (D-Detroit), the proposal would ban both open and concealed-carry. The legislation follows the Michigan State Capitol Commission’s meeting on Monday, where they postponed making a decision to reverse […]

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Senate Democratic Caucus Introduces Gun Reforms

Apr 13, 2018

This week members of the Senate Democratic Caucus introduced six bills making reforms to gun laws and school safety in response to the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Other states are also considering similar changes in the wake of February’s mass shooting. $100 million in funding for schools to hire counselors, social workers, armed […]

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Senate Passes Legislation Expanding Concealed Carry

Nov 10, 2017

On Wednesday, the Senate passed a package of legislation making changes to Michigan’s open-carry and concealed-carry laws.  The bills allow concealed pistol license (CPL) holders to carry a concealed weapon in gun-free zones such as schools, churches, and sports arenas.  Schools would have the authority to prohibit students from carrying a concealed gun on school […]

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