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Appeals Court: Michigan Schools Can Ban Guns

December 20, 2016

WEMU Radio

December 16, 2016

The state Court of Appeals says the state’s preemption of local firearms ordinances does not apply to schools.  The court upheld the Ann Arbor public schools ban on guns on school property. The ban was challenged by a gun rights group and a parent with a concealed pistol permit.

There is a state law that preempts most local gun ordinances to allow people to carry a pistol in many public places. But the Court of Appeals says the law is silent on schools. Don Wotruba is with the Michigan Association of School Boards.  He says the court made the right decision.

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