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Open Carry Meets Open Meetings

Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The right to carry guns has become a hot political issue again recently. Michigan Open Carry, Inc., upped the ante when they sent a teenage member into a Lansing district library carrying an exposed shotgun. The resulting Court of Appeals decision in Capital Area District Library v. Michigan Open Carry, Inc. clarified that the local district library board’s attempt to regulate guns was pre-empted by the state statutes. It is now clear that any control of the right to carry must come from the state. Bills have since been introduced to regulate guns in district libraries and other public places, but this now becomes subject to the political process.

Open-carry advocates have also been attempting to attend open public meetings. Public entities should review this issue at once and not wait until the armed audience arrives. It is best to research this topic in advance, prior to any potential confrontation between law enforcement and armed audience members.




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Michigan Municipal Risk
Management Authority

14001 Merriman Road
Livonia, MI 48154
734.513.0300
800.243.1324

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