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Michigan Commission Bans Open Carry of Guns in State Capitol

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Michigan Commission Bans Open Carry of Guns in State Capitol

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The commission that manages the premises of the Michigan State Capitol adopted a policy Monday that bans open carry of guns in the building, although people with concealed-weapons permits may still bring firearms inside. In a unanimous 6-0 vote, the Michigan Capitol Commission opted to impose the open carry ban, which goes into effect immediately. The commission argued against against adopting a full weapons ban inside the Capitol, saying its authority to do so is questionable and it lacks the budget for enforcement, which would likely require such measures as installing metal detectors at entrances, according to NPR. “We have no authority to implement the infrastructure to go beyond that at this point,” said Commissioner William Kandler in remarks to NPR. “We have no budget. We’re not experts in security.” For years, the commission resisted such a move, at times claiming it did not have the authority to order a firearms …

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