Gun Ban Coming to The Capitol?
It doesn’t matter that there wasn’t a single incident…
…just the mere presence of guns at a protest last week has some lawmakers and bureaucrats now wanting to ban the lawful carry of firearms in the Michigan State Capitol.
According to the Detroit Free Press, the Michigan State Capitol Commission is “looking into” banning guns in the Capitol building after protests in Lansing last week.
A Republican vice chair of the commission, John Truscott, told the media that “we do not like seeing guns brought into the building” even though he admits that “we haven’t had any issues with [gun owners] at all.”
So if there is no issue, why the sudden desire to “look into” a way to ban the lawful carry of firearms in our state capitol?
This is political opportunism at its finest…
Predictably, the national media and anti-gun lawmakers leapt at the opportunity to gin up the outrage machine against the lawful carry of firearms at the Capitol, in spite of the fact that there were no incidents…
…nor have there been in the long history of the carry of firearms in the Capitol building.
Yet again, this is the anti-gun mob using flashy and misleading headlines to push for a gun control “solution” for a problem that doesn’t even exist.
And of course Governor Whitmer joined in the chorus of misinformation by wrongly claiming that the protestors were carrying “automatic rifles” and shamed anyone for daring to question her partisan rhetoric masquerading as leadership.
Either the Governor is showing her ignorance of firearms, or she is once again using bombastic language to demonize gun owners.
Governor Whitmer is claiming to have the unilateral authority to declare a State of Emergency here in Michigan.
The lawlessness we are witnessing by our state’s executive branch should have every liberty-loving Michigander concerned about the future of our state.
She is exercising authorities never imagined by her predecessors, nor could be interpreted by an honest judiciary, as having been granted to her by the Michigan Legislature or the State Constitution.
With a Republican member of the Capitol Commission telling the world he doesn’t like guns in the building and anti-gun Democrats wanting to ban guns in the Capitol, it’s not a jump in logic to think the Governor may “go it alone.”
After all, Governor Whitmer has been champing at the bit to “do something” on guns ever since she was elected to office in 2018.
In just the last year, she has openly called for California-style gun bans and due process-shredding “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation orders, despite a lack of evidence that these measures work and are clearly in violation of the Second Amendment.
And now that she has caught the eye of the national media and is jockeying for the Vice President slot with Joe Biden, she’s going to be tempted to flex her muscles on guns to prove herself to the Gun Control Lobby that largely funds the Democrat political machine.
While the Republican-controlled Legislature seemingly has no interest in banning guns in the Capitol, the Capitol Commission “thinks” they may be able to do it on their own.
And if not the commission, why not the Governor who has, in recent days, declared vast new powers to act on her own without legislative oversight?
Here at Great Lakes Gun Rights, we’re keeping a close eye on the developments in Lansing.
The Capitol Commission is reportedly meeting next Monday, where they could decide whether they can, and should, ban guns in the Capitol building.
We’ll keep you posted on the results of that meeting and any other threats to our gun rights that may develop in Lansing.
Until then, stay tuned and stay vigilant.
Great Lakes Gun Rights