After some of the protests that came as a result of 2020 policy decisions, many related to COVID-19 Coronavirus infection prevention decisions, the debate has been opened in the Michigan State Capitol Commission on whether or not to ban firearms from Capitol premises.
You can watch the debate live here.
This recent round of debate on banning firearms comes after armed protesters of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s COVID-19 infection reduction policy entered the Capitol Building in April to make their displeasure known, heard, and felt. They succeeded, perhaps too well and the inevitable happened. Instead of progress on opening businesses the Commission is deciding whether to leave the policy unchanged, ban long guns, or ban firearms outright from the building.
I think we can file this under ‘Unintended but inevitable consequences…’ since we have an anti-2A governor and AG in Mitten State at the moment. Never let a crisis, even an overblown or manufactured one, go to waste as an opportunity to erode firearms freedoms.
Comments to the commission can be left here. As always, those comments should be kept civil and in keeping with good discourse. Any opportunity to see firearms owners in the state as barely controlled nearly off their rockers holligans will be exploited to erode the 2A while polite but firm opposition to a change in policy negatively influencing the 2A rights of Michiganders can only be helpful if there is any help to be had.
Sometimes everyone has made up their mind already when these open, and there is no way to ‘win’. We will see.