Commission bans open carry of firearms at Michigan Capitol

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan State Capitol Commission voted unanimously Monday to ban the open carry of firearms at the state Capitol less than a week after rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol during the Electoral College count and ahead of anticipated protests next week. The ban, which goes into effect immediately, would stop people from carrying firearms within the state Capitol unless they were members of law enforcement or had a concealed pistol license and were carrying concealed. Commission vice chair John Truscott said the ban also would prevent lawmakers from openly carrying on the chamb…

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