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.