MI Appeals Ruling On Open Carry At Polling Locations

The Washington Post reports:

In an appeal filed Wednesday morning, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel (D) said the state’s citizens have been unnerved by recent events involving guns, including an alleged plot to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) recently described by federal authorities.

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s ban on openly carried guns, she said, ensures that Michigan voters would be “free from fear and intimidation” when they voted. “Make no mistake,” the appeal stated. “This is a voting rights case.”

James Makowski, an attorney for Michigan Gun Owners, one of the groups that challenged Benson’s move, had praised Murray’s ruling on Tuesday and said he expected a quick appeal from the state. In a brief interview Tuesday evening, Makowski described it as “a waste of taxpayer dollars against a phantom threat.”

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