capital area district library http://michiganradio.org en Michigan Supreme Court passes on libraries and guns case http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-supreme-court-passes-libraries-and-guns-case <p>The Michigan Supreme Court has decided not to hear an appeal of a case involving libraries and guns.</p><p><a href="http://www.cadl.org/">Lansing’s library system</a> had banned openly carried firearms in its branches. But the Court of Appeals found that violated a state law preventing local units of government from banning weapons.</p><p>Today, the state Supreme Court decided to let the lower court decision stand.</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 01:18:34 +0000 Steve Carmody 15390 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan Supreme Court passes on libraries and guns case Michigan Court of Appeals shoots down Lansing library firearms ban http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-court-appeals-shoots-down-lansing-library-firearms-ban <p>A state court has struck down a Lansing library’s ban on people openly carrying guns in its branches.</p><p>The Capitol Area District Library instituted its policy banning patrons from openly carrying firearms in 2005.</p><p>A group called Michigan Open Carry challenged the ban, claiming the ban violated a state law which blocks local units of government from instituting rules that restrict gun owners.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; And a majority of the Michigan Court of Appeals agreed.</p><p>From the conclusion of the opinion released by the Court of Appeals:</p> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 16:30:05 +0000 Steve Carmody 9641 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan Court of Appeals shoots down Lansing library firearms ban Michigan Court of Appeals to consider legal challenge to Lansing library weapons ban http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-court-appeals-consider-legal-challenge-lansing-library-weapons-ban <p>This week, the Michigan Court of Appeals will hear arguments in a case over whether a library can ban weapons.</p><p>The Capital Area District Library has a very simple policy: &nbsp;<a href="http://www.cadl.org/about/policy/policy-SER103.pdf">&ldquo;All weapons are banned from Library premises by the fullest extent permitted by law&rdquo;</a></p><p> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 05:01:01 +0000 Steve Carmody 8185 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan Court of Appeals to consider legal challenge to Lansing library weapons ban