firearms 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 Lansing will hold a gun buyback event this week http://michiganradio.org/post/lansing-will-hold-gun-buyback-event-week <p>This week, Lansing will conduct its second gun buyback program in six months.</p><p></p><p>Violent crime declined in Lansing in 2012, according to the FBI.&nbsp; &nbsp;But still the capital city recorded a dozen homicides last year.</p><p></p><p>The gun buyback taking place Saturday is intended to take a few weapons off the streets that might otherwise be used in violent crimes.</p><p></p><p>People who turn in firearms will receive gift cards worth between $50 to $150, depending on what kind of weapon is surrendered.</p><p></p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 05:05:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 11066 at http://michiganradio.org Lansing will hold a gun buyback event this week State Senate passes firearms dealer bill http://michiganradio.org/post/state-senate-passes-firearms-dealer-bill <p><a href="http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2013-2014/billengrossed/Senate/pdf/2013-SEBS-0060.pdf">The first bill passed this year</a> by the Michigan Senate would change the state’s definition of a “federally-licensed firearms dealer”.</p><p>Supporters of the measure say it’s just a technical fix to make state law consistent with federal regulations.</p><p>The bill passed easily Thursday with bi-partisan support. But a handful of Democrats voted against it.</p><p>State Senator Rebekah Warren said it’s a way to exempt more gun dealers from state regulations.</p> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 20:58:59 +0000 Jake Neher 10927 at http://michiganradio.org State Senate passes firearms dealer bill Stateside: Reconsidering Michigan's proposed gun legislation http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-reconsidering-michigans-proposed-gun-legislation <p>Governor Snyder is<a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/snyder-faces-choice-gun-bills"> considering a bill </a>that would allow concealed pistols in churches, public schools and daycares.</p><p>Michigan Public Radio Lansing Bureau Chief Rick Pluta outlined the various aspects of the legislation.</p><p>“One of the trade-offs in this legislation would be that schools would no longer be open-carry areas. But they would be someplace where you could carry a concealed pistol if you took more classes," said Pluta.</p> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 20:59:03 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 10404 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside: Reconsidering Michigan's proposed gun legislation 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