In the real world we do love an American headline…….. Michigan Bans Citizens from Bringing Guns to Polling Locations

I presume whoever made that decision will be derided as a marxist, non god loving, non freedom loving heathen etc etc

Don’t bring your guns to vote, leave your guns at home—at least if you live in one of the foremost and important swing states this year. Michigan will ban the open carry of firearms within 100 feet of polling places in order to tamp down increasingly widespread anxiety about right-wing efforts to engage in unlawful voter suppression during the upcoming general election, according to The Detroit News.

Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson (D) announced the change in guidance provided to election officials on Friday. The guidance effectively slots guns into the same category as campaign literature, signa and other electioneering material—which has long been prohibited from being within 100 feet of a polling location.

“The presence of firearms at the polling place, clerk’s office(s), or absent voter counting board may cause disruption, fear or intimidation for voters, election workers and others present,” the guidance notes. “Absent clear standards, there is potential for confusion and uneven application of legal requirements for Michigan’s 1,600 election officials, 30,000 election inspectors, 8 million registered voters and thousands of challengers and poll watchers on Election Day.”

Benson’s office has also mandated that the following notice be displayed at all voting locations in the Wolverine State:

The open carrying of a firearm is prohibited in a polling place, inside any hallway used by voters to enter or exit a polling place, and within 100 feet of an entrance to a building containing a polling place on Election Day. Outside of 100 feet, no person can act in a way that would tend to intimidate, hinder or impede voters on their way to the polling place. These prohibitions also apply to an election clerk’s office or absent voter counting board on Election Day.

Source – Law & Crime

https://lawandcrime.com/2020-election/michigan-bans-citizens-from-bringing-guns-to-polling-locations/

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