November 30, 2015

Michigan Libraries Can’t Ban Guns, Court of Appeals Rules

From the Detroit Free Press:

Though it said the idea of people openly carrying weapons into libraries is “alarming,” libraries can’t ban weapons, the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled today.

In a 2-1 decision, the court said it’s up to the state, not local government units, to regulate matters related to firearms.


In a dissent, Judge Elizabeth Gleicher said the library had the authority to ban weapons.

Libraries in Dearborn and elsewhere have been following the case with interest.

A bill is before the Legislature to add libraries to the list of places where weapons can’t be carried.

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