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NPR: Michigan Bans Open Carry Of Guns At Polling Locations On Election Day
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: October 16, 2020 04:45PM
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Michigan Bans Open Carry Of Guns At Polling Locations On Election Day
[www.npr.org]

Michigan's Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson unveiled new restrictions on Friday curbing where people can carry firearms in the state on Election Day.

Her office said guns will be prohibited at polling places, clerk's offices and places where absentee ballots will be tallied. She is ordering individuals openly carrying guns in public not to come within of 100 feet of buildings containing polling places.

There are mounting concerns of confrontations at polling places nationwide due to heighted partisan divides this election cycle. Those fears have been boosted by claims peddled by President Trump that Democrats are trying to "steal" the election, which he has provided no evidence for.

Benson's office added that the presence of guns "may cause disruption, fear or intimidation for voters, election workers and others," according to the directive.

"Fair, free and secure elections are the foundation of our democracy," Benson said in a statement.

"I am committed to ensuring all eligible Michigan citizens can freely exercise their fundamental right to vote without fear of threats, intimidation or harassment," she added. "Prohibiting the open-carry of firearms in areas where citizens cast their ballots is necessary to ensure every voter is protected."
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Re: NPR: Michigan Bans Open Carry Of Guns At Polling Locations On Election Day
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: October 16, 2020 05:23PM
As a PS at the end of the new restrictions: Also, it's still not OK to kidnap the governor.
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Re: NPR: Michigan Bans Open Carry Of Guns At Polling Locations On Election Day
Posted by: SKYLANE
Date: October 16, 2020 05:25PM
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Steve G.
Her office said guns will be prohibited at polling places, clerk's offices and places where absentee ballots will be tallied. She is ordering individuals openly carrying guns in public not to come within of 100 feet of buildings containing polling places.

Just 100 ft? Really? That's it? How about within eyesight of a polling place or within eyesight of anyone in line of the polling place?

I suspect lines can reach for 100's and 100's of feet away from polling places. I expect that ban will be easily challenged by those with the ill intent to do so (armed also with a measuring tape).



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/16/2020 05:39PM by SKYLANE.
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Re: NPR: Michigan Bans Open Carry Of Guns At Polling Locations On Election Day
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: October 16, 2020 06:25PM
Some lines to vote are thousands of feet long. For the worst ones, the end of the line might be in a different Zip Code.



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Re: NPR: Michigan Bans Open Carry Of Guns At Polling Locations On Election Day
Posted by: AllGold
Date: October 16, 2020 07:01PM
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Lemon Drop
As a PS at the end of the new restrictions: Also, it's still not OK to kidnap the governor.

LOL



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