Open Carry

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The Michigan State Capitol Commission adopted a rule Monday banning the open carry of guns at the Capitol.  There are exceptions for law enforcement officers and people with concealed pistol licenses.  We have more from Rick Pluta.


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Today’s elections will be historic in many ways: A record number of absentee ballots cast in a swing state in the midst of a health crisis.  Governor Gretchen Whitmer spoke with Rick Pluta about dealing with an election cycle where passions run hot and tempers are short. 


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The Michigan Supreme Court is the next stop in a legal fight over whether guns can be openly carried at polling places on Election Day.  Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and Attorney General Dana Nessel say guns can be intimidating – especially in a contentious election.  But gun rights advocates say the state can’t step on a right that’s guaranteed under state law.

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The Michigan State Capitol Commission has delayed a decision on whether to ban the open-carry of firearms in the building.  As we hear from Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta, the commission called for further study first.


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The state Legislature returns this week.  One committee is set to see a lot of action.


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The Michigan State Senate voted to allow those who obtain enhanced concealed pistol licenses to carry them in places that are normally considered no-gun zones, such as schools and churches.  The vote was 25-12.  89.1 WEMU’s Lisa Barry speaks with one of the Senators who voted no on the measure, Rebekah Warren.


Pro-Gun Bills Pass Michigan Senate Committee

Nov 8, 2017
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In the wake of another mass shooting, the state Legislature took up bills to expand the state’s concealed carry laws. 


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Controversial gun legislation was up for a vote in the state House Wednesday. 


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The Ann Arbor Public Schools board of education will meet tonight at Forsythe Middle School.  


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A state Senate committee has approved legislation that would essentially eliminate “gun-free” zones in Michigan.   Rick Pluta reports.


Retired federal law enforcement officials would be able to carry concealed weapons in “no carry zones” under a bill approved by the state Senate. The bill got overwhelming bipartisan support.

“No carry zones” include places such as schools, day care centers, taverns, hospitals, and sports arenas where concealed weapons are prohibited.

Supporters say former federal agents face extraordinary danger.