A majority of Michigan voters support banning the open carrying guns at the polls and in the state Capitol, according to a Detroit News/WDIV poll. 76% of voters say guns should be banned at the state Capitol. The discussion has come about after dozens of protestors went into the Capitol last April and many were carrying firearms. 73% of voters, meanwhile, say openly carried guns should be banned at polling places while 22% say they should be allowed. House Minority Leader Christine Greig isn’t surprised.
“A wide majority of Michiganders across a wide political ideology agree that bans should be in place for bringing firearms into the Capitol and polling places,” says Greig. “We’ve known this for years. We’ve been trying to address this problem in the Capitol, only to be faces with inaction and delays.”
Greig says bills have been introduced in the House and Senate to ban guns in the Capitol. Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson issued a ban on guns at the polls but a Court of Claims judge stopped the order. State Attorney General Dana Nessel has appealed.
Full story at: https://www.wsjm.com/2020/10/29/poll-shows-large-support-for-capitol-gun-ban/