Michigan High Court Takes Up School Gun Ban

Michigan High Court Takes Up School Gun Ban

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Michigan’s highest court on Wednesday is hearing arguments on whether the right to openly carry firearms extends to school grounds. Until recently, no law or regulation in Ann Arbor, home to the University of Michigan, prevented a properly licensed gun owner from walking into a school with a holstered pistol. If the person had a concealed pistol license—requiring a strict background check—and wasn’t trespassing onto the grounds, the gun owner couldn’t be forced to disarm or be denied entry. That was until 2015, when a family member of a Pioneer High School choir student came to a concert armed. The choir director spotted the openly carried pistol and summoned the police, while a music professor alerted the rest of the audience about the weapon. Police said the man, Joshua Wade, hadn’t broken a law. More The commotion, though, quickly led to a districtwide policy explicitly forbidding firearms on school […]

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