MichMash: Gun ban inside Michigan Capitol to start Labor Day

Lansing State Journal reporter Sheldon Krause was this week’s guest on “MichMash.”

Michigan state capitol building.

Michigan state capitol building.

The Michigan Capitol Commission will begin enforcing a firearm ban inside and on the grounds of the state Capitol starting this Labor Day (Sept. 4).

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Lansing State Journal reporter Sheldon Krause sits down with MichMash host Cheyna Roth to discuss the process in passing this bill.

In this episode:

  • By Labor Day there will be a total firearms ban at the State Capitol
  • Lansing council member faces possible disciplinary actions over alleged ethics violations
  • State Senator Sarah Anthony gets the Crown Act passed in Michigan.

Krause explains how open carry has been banned since 2021. What the commission is looking to do now is ban concealed carry weapons as well, effectively banning all firearms from the state Capitol. The group recently met to detail the schedule. 

The commission discussed the installation of metal detectors and enhanced security devices that will be coming within the next several months.

“Their plan is to have the security systems put in to place by Labor Day, which is around when lawmakers get back from their summer recess and schools start touring the facilities in much larger numbers,” says Krause.

She also noted that law enforcement will still be allowed to carry guns, though it’s still unclear whether or not lawmakers will be allowed to carry themselves.

Listen to the entire episode using the media player above.

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  • Hernz Laguerre
    Hernz Laguerre Jr. is a Multimedia Journalist at 101.9 WDET. He is one of the co-host for "Detroit Evening Report," one of the weekend anchors for "Weekend Edition," the producer for our political podcast, "MichMash," and reports on arts, culture and politics.