Serving Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County, MI
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
News from Lansing. The centerpiece of the network is its award-winning state Capitol bureau. As a member of MPRN, our Capitol staff covers the governor’s office and executive agencies, the Legislature, and appellate courts. The MI Public Radio Network is a consortium of 10 licensed public broadcasters with 31 transmitters serving nearly 900,000 listeners statewide. MPRN stations are committed to sharing resources to get news and information to public radio listeners all across Michigan.

Second Amendment Advocates Flock To State Capitol

Wikipedia Media Commons

Wednesday was the annual Second Amendment March in Lansing.  Gun enthusiasts took to the Capitol for speeches and mass open-carrying of firearms. 

According to the march’s website, they met for a “peaceful gathering to demonstrate the political strength of Michigan’s legal gun owners and Second Amendment advocates.”

Dean Greenblatt is an attorney in Bloomfield Township.  He represents Michigan Open Carry in several pending court cases.  

“It’s just to get the message out that people are interested in securing their rights and letting other people know they’re here, they’re not going away, and they’re not going to be quiet,” he said.

The Michigan legislature is currently ponderinglegislation that would allow for concealed pistol carry without a license.  There are also plans for legislation to make registering firearms optional in the state.

Gun control advocates say increased regulations would reduce gun violence.  But Second Amendment enthusiasts like Kimberly Moshier from Oxford, say there are misconceptions about gun owners.   

“We do it because it’s our right and we want to protect ourselves and the ones we love,” she said.  “And that’s what it boils down to.  Not everybody with a gun’s a bad guy.”

Non-commercial, fact based reporting is made possible by your financial support.  Make your donation to WEMU todayto keep your community NPR station thriving.

Like 89.1 WEMU on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

—Cheyna Roth is a reporter for the Michigan Public Radio network.  Contact WEMU News at734.487.3363 or email us at

Related Content