Lawmaker who openly carried gun at Capitol loses two guns in Lansing burglary

Lawmaker who openly carried gun at Capitol loses two guns in Lansing burglary

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LANSING – Just days after state Rep. Beau LaFave openly carried a gun at the state Capitol to protest Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s "proposed unconstitutional gun laws," someone broke into his Lansing residence and stole it. Two guns were stolen from state Rep. Beau LaFave’s Lansing residence sometime last weekend. (Photo: Submitted) "The timing is suspicious," the Iron Mountain Republican quipped Wednesday, quickly adding that he doesn’t believe Whitmer had anything to do with the incident. Nor does he believe he made himself a target by tweeting a photo of himself with the firearm outside the House chambers before Whitmer delivered her State of the State address on Jan. 29. "I personally believe this was just a random act of theft, that someone got lucky and I got unlucky." LaFave said. "This just illustrates there are bad people out there who will do anything to get their hands on guns." I open carried in the capital today to protest Governor Whitmer’s proposed unconstitutional gun laws. If she wants to disarm law-abiding Michiganders, she can start with me on the House Floor. Tonight is the Michigan State of the State #SOSmiSOTS pic.twitter.com/IL5KXPTPs1 — Beau LaFave (@BeauMattLaFave) January 29, 2020 The AR-style handgun LaFave wore at the Capitol, as well as a .40-caliber handgun, were stolen from a bedroom drawer in his residence on Lansing’s north side over the weekend, along with about $25 in cash that was lying on a kitchen counter, the lawmaker said. Lansing police Public Information Officer Robert […]

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