Democratic Senators, AG, Agree: No Guns in Capitol

LANSING — Sens. Dayna Polehanki (D-Livonia), Sylvia Santana (D-Detroit), Erika Geiss (D-Taylor), and Marshall Bullock (D-Detroit) issued the following statement after Attorney General Dana Nessel advised today that the Michigan State Capitol Commission has the authority to prohibit guns from the Capitol:

“The Capitol is the building of the people, and it should be a place where everyone feels safe and secure, no matter whether they are children coming for an educational opportunity or adults exercising their First Amendment rights. The recent intimidation tactics used by protesters have been deeply disturbing, with their actions simply having gone too far. While we believe in and support Second Amendment rights, we also need to ensure the safety of those working in, and visiting, our Capitol Building. 

“Our State Capitol should be treated no differently than other government and federal buildings, which also restrict guns. We are grateful to Attorney General Dana Nessel for weighing in on this matter and remain hopeful that those on the Capitol Commission will do the right thing and make the safety and security of all who enjoy our Capitol Building their top priority by prohibiting guns from entering it.”

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