October 28, 2020

Michigan judge strikes down ban on open carry guns at polling sites on Election Day

Dana Mathewson

Say what you want about the beauty of the state, especially the Upper Peninsula: I wouldn't want to live there! But at least one judge has his head on straight.

A judge on Tuesday blocked a ban on the open display of guns near Michigan polling places on Election Day, agreeing with gun rights advocates who had claimed the Democratic secretary of state failed to follow state law with her sudden order.

Gun rights groups accused Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson of exceeding her authority in banning people from openly carrying guns within 100 feet of voting sites.

The Oct. 16 order came after the FBI recently busted an alleged plot to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, execute an armed raid on the state Capitol, and target and kill law enforcement. But Benson failed to go through a formal rule-making process required under state law, Judge Christopher Murray said.

Compliance "is no mere procedural nicety,” Murray said. "Instead, our appellate courts have repeatedly emphasized the importance of the democratic principles embodied in the [law], which requires notice and an opportunity to be heard on the subject under consideration.”

Earlier in the day, Assistant Attorney General Heather Meingast said lawmakers have given secretaries of state discretion to set certain election rules, including safety. Separately, armed critics upset with the governor's orders about controlling the coronavirus have rallied at the Capitol.

"There are dozens — we’ve had numerous complaints,” Meingast told the judge. "There are voters who are afraid. There are election workers who are afraid to go to work on Election Day.”

Taking bets that this AG is a Soros plant!

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1 Good. You can't just suspend a Constitutional right because it is inconvenient for you.

Posted by: Timothy Birdnow at October 30, 2020 06:59 AM (ScZUi)

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