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Tue Sep 15, 2020, 03:06 AM

No weapons ban at the Michigan Capitol. For now, at least.

LANSING Michigan Capitol Commissioners failed to pass two proposals to ban or limit weapons at the Capitol on Monday, meaning guns continue to be allowed inside the building.

Armed protesters entered the Capitol during a demonstration against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's coronavirus shutdowns in late April. Since then, the commission charged with overseeing the Capitol grounds has grappled with whether they should act.

On Monday, Commissioner Joan Bauer called for a total weapons ban, which would have allowed security, law enforcement and legislators to carry guns but prohibited armed members of the public from coming inside. Only Bauer and commissioner Kerry Chartkoff supported it.

Second was a proposal from Commissioner William Kandler to ban the open carry of weapons. It failed with a tie vote, 3-3, with Kandler the only one switching sides.

Read more: https://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/news/2020/09/14/michigan-capitol-commission-reviewing-weapons-ban-guns-armed-protest/5791190002/

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