Skip to comments.Judge Extends Ban On Guns In Library(MI)
Posted on 03/11/2011 5:14:40 AM PST by marktwain
A local judge extends the ban on open carrying of guns at the Capital Area District Library. We first told you about the battle between the library and a statewide gun rights group a few weeks ago. The preliminary injunction from Ingham Circuit Judge Rosemarie Aquilina bans anyone from openly carrying firearms in the library until at least June.
In February, the library sought the injunction after four people brought weapons into the building. The gun rights group "Michigan open carry" wants to allow the public to bring guns to the library. The judge says she believes the library has the authority to create weapons regulations. Library officials expect a drawn-out court fight, but are happy with this initial ruling.
Lance Werner, CADL Director: "Now that we have the injunction, I feel that we've gone a long way to providing a safe, secure learning environment that people come to expect when they visit the library."
Concealed carrying of weapons is still permitted at the library. Leaders of Michigan open carry say the injunction is blow to everyone's second amendment rights, not just its members.
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There is no right to “not be offended” in the Constitution. If the library allows police to open carry guns in its buildings, it should allow peaceful citizens to open carry guns there as well.
Open carry is legal anywhere concealed carry is, except in a vehicle.
ONCE AGAIN -- suing the government to get them off our backs so we can be free to exercise a right. I, for one, am getting so stinking tired of this -- the government's never-ending war on my God-given right to own and carry a firearm....
If you were not aware, the “demonstration” that led to the injunction included the carrying of long guns. I fully support concealed carry and open carry of handguns but just don’t get the reason for the group to have carried long guns.
As long as it's not mounted on a tri-pod, nor is full auto, a long gun is no less legal than a 357 magnum.
I don't see the problem, except, it "offends" some people.
In the little town where I grew up it wasn’t unusual to walk to hunting grounds. We often stopped at the little grocery store, hardware, post office or even the library carrying a shotgun or rifle.
Fact is that the constitution doesn’t mention needing a reason to carry a weapon.
The police are trained in the handling of guns, the public isn’t. I mean, they know exactly how to shoot the family dog when approaching the wrong house, don’t they??? /sarc
Agreed on the Constitution not requiring a “reason”. The group was wanting to make a point that could have been adequately made without causing alarm with the carrying of long arms. It is possible to be your own worst enemy and cut off your nose to spite your face.
here in the just starting to recover peoples democratik republik of michiganstan, with it’s former canadian socialist feminazi governator ( now living in california, she could not even get a job in michigan ) there is this pesky little state supreme court ruling... a local ordinance cannot override a state law....this will be overturned pronto upon appeal....
Your speach has caused alarm with me, so I guess we can stop you from speaking by your reasoning. The gov and this library are in the wrong and so is this judge.
This judge needs impeached and tried for treason against the Constitution of the United States of America.
ALL gun laws and regulations are unconstitutional.
I’ll be right over the next time you go to the theater to ensure you are “alarmed” with me yelling “Fire”.
BTW, just so you aren’t confused, Post #15 was intended sarcastically.
I meant #16 was intended to be sarcastic.