Hillsdale County not planning to enforce open carry ban at polls

Hillsdale County not planning to enforce open carry ban at polls

Hillsdale County not enforcing gun ban at polls. (WRDW) HILLSDALE, Mich. (WILX) – A judge is expected to make a ruling about Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s open carry ban at the polls. Benson issued the gun ban on October 15 so “eligible Michigan citizens can freely exercise their fundamental right to vote without fear of threats, intimidation or harassment.” Hillsdale County Sheriff Scott Hodshire said he’s not enforcing the rule because he feels it violates the Second Amendment. But, poll workers say they want to feel safe on Election Day. “It caught me off guard. I immediately wrote the notes down in my journal,” said a Hillsdale County poll worker who didn’t want to be identified. The poll worker told News 10 they are getting worried about working next week’s election. “On two sides, that people will purposely come in with guns because they feel they should make a show of force or no one will be there to back up the poll workers because the sheriff won’t enforce it,” the poll worker said. The poll worker said they were surprised when Hillsdale County Clerk Marney Kast announced they aren’t enforcing the state’s gun ban next week. “It is definitely a little alarming though to think a higher order comes up and people lower in the chain of command may not want to follow it,” the poll worker said. Sheriff Hodshire said he’s not enforcing the Secretary of State’s open carry ban because he feels it’s unconstitutional. “I’m […]

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