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  Michigan Capitol Commission bans open carry of guns inside state Capitol
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Last EditedRP  Jan 11, 2021 02:38pm
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AuthorPaul Egan
News DateMonday, January 11, 2021 06:30:00 PM UTC0:0
Description The Michigan Capitol Commission, in a sudden reversal, voted unanimously Monday to ban the open carry of guns inside the Michigan Capitol, effective immediately.

Critics say the ban does not go far enough and the commission should ban all firearms inside the Capitol, whether they are carried openly or concealed, by anyone who is not law enforcement.

The commission had resisted such a move for years and sometimes claimed it did not have the authority to order a gun ban, despite building pressure in recent months amid angry protests, often involving armed men, inside and outside the Capitol.

That all appeared to change on Jan. 6, when a pro-Trump mob overran barricades and forced their way into the U.S. Capitol, causing significant damage and killing a Capitol police officer. One rioter was shot to death by police.
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