Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Michigan court says Second Amendment protects open carry

  1. #1
    Moderator / Administrator
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Fairfax County, Virginia, USA

    Michigan court says Second Amendment protects open carry


    “On the other hand, Heller states that concealed weapons may be banned, but makes no such statement regarding openly carried arms. Indeed, Heller cites with approval two state cases that struck down laws prohibiting the public carrying of hand guns. The Second Amendment explicitly protects the right to ‘carry’ as well as the right to ‘keep’ arms. Likewise, the Michigan Constitution specifically allows citizens to ‘bear’ arms for self-defense. We therefore conclude that a total prohibition on the open carrying of a protected arm such as a taser or stun gun is unconstitutional.”

  2. #2
    Campaign Veteran Glock9mmOldStyle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Taylor, Wayne County, Michigan, USA

    Thumbs up

    Often our court system fails in regards to "protected" rights in my opinion. Nice to see it when they do get it right.

    Thanks for posting.

    - G9
    “A government that does not trust it’s law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms is itself unworthy of trust.” James Madison.

    “Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth.” “The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference - they deserve a place of honor with all that's good.” George Washington

  3. #3
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Battle Creek, MI
    Be interesting to see how this plays out in the CADL case now.
    The worst weapon is the human mind, its created and done things far worse than a gun can, has, or ever will. Its the human mind that tells the gun what to do and animates the inanimate object.

    With all these gun control laws in place I have yet to find a single one that has saved someones life, but I can find hundreds of stories where a gun has.

  4. #4
    Regular Member Orion's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Quote Originally Posted by Yance View Post
    Be interesting to see how this plays out in the CADL case now.
    I was thinking the same thing. Should at least make it more interesting.

  5. #5
    Regular Member TheQ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Lansing, Michigan
    Yes....thanks for giving us ANOTHER STICKY *face palms*

  6. #6
    Regular Member fozzy71's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Roseville, Michigan, USA
    Quote Originally Posted by TheQ View Post
    Yes....thanks for giving us ANOTHER STICKY *face palms*
    Agreed. One of the mods should go thru the stickies here and un-stick some of the older news threads at a minimum.
    "I like users who quote smellslikemichigan in their signature lines." - fozzy71

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts