Originally Posted by gmaster456
Michigan has had open carry for a while. Is it just in the constitution now?
It's been in the constitution.
BUT, a few enterprising "regional" units of govt had decided they did not have to follow MI law and were banning carrying firearms. Lansing District library had such a ban, and sued the MI Open Carry group. MOC lost the case in district court, and while I'm not an attorney, the ruling made zero sense to my reasonable (non lawyer) brain. Decision was appealed and the appeals court ruled in favor of MOC.
Local units of govt can not invoke firearm restrictions not invoked by the state. And neither can their children entities, like a district library. This also reaffirms the whole issue of whether a MI CPL holder can OC a firearm in a school.
This particular case has not yet been appealed to State Supreme court, but after the election, kind of doubt it will. Of three open slots, two went to 2A supporters.