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    New OC Lawsuit at U-M

    http://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/...l#incart_river

    Well, this one should be interesting. The guy that ticked off Ann Arbor Public Schools is now going after a Herman Melville sized target: the University of Michigan. While I wholeheartedly agree with Mr. Wade, I somehow dont think this is going to get far.
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    U-M spokesman Rick Fitzgerald told the Free Press the university will "defend its right to regulate weapons on campus."

    Only individuals have rights. Corporate entities have powers delegated by the legislature, or arrogated from the public as law enforcement does. It is unfortunate and typical that a spokesman for an institution of higher learning would be so confused.
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    I've disagreed with Steve Dulan on certain things over the years, but he is no fool and is a very good lawyer. This will be interesting.
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    It is important to remember

    that the University of Michigan, Michigan State University and Wayne State University are in a different position than other Michigan public colleges and universities. This suit might work against Eastern Michigan or Ferris State. It is not going to succeed with UM. Sorry. If this is an important issue, you need to change the state constitution.

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    You are correct in saying there are three hard targets and a bunch of soft targets.

    But look at it this way:

    If you attack the hardest of the hard targets and win, the war is over and all the Unis will have to obey the court decision.
    If you attack the hardest target and lose, you're in the same position you were in to begin with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxman View Post
    You are correct in saying there are three hard targets and a bunch of soft targets.

    But look at it this way:

    If you attack the hardest of the hard targets and win, the war is over and all the Unis will have to obey the court decision.
    If you attack the hardest target and lose, you're in the same position you were in to begin with.
    Not necessarily so - case law is very weighty and tips the beam.


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    Pick Your Battles

    Quote Originally Posted by taxman View Post
    You are correct in saying there are three hard targets and a bunch of soft targets.

    But look at it this way:

    If you attack the hardest of the hard targets and win, the war is over and all the Unis will have to obey the court decision.
    If you attack the hardest target and lose, you're in the same position you were in to begin with.

    I see it as three impossible targets and many hard targets. I suppose if you have unlimited resources and don't mind spending up to five years fighting, your view may be acceptable to some. I think the better approach is to attack the prohibitions via the federal courts by making a (U.S.) constitutional argument. The best method is to amend the Michigan constitution to prohibit firearms regulation other than by the legislature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apjonas View Post
    I see it as three impossible targets and many hard targets. I suppose if you have unlimited resources and don't mind spending up to five years fighting, your view may be acceptable to some. I think the better approach is to attack the prohibitions via the federal courts by making a (U.S.) constitutional argument. The best method is to amend the Michigan constitution to prohibit firearms regulation other than by the legislature.
    Do you mean like this:
    http://www.legislature.mi.gov/%28S%28slmskzrjq00orxek15gaee2f%29%29/mileg.aspx?page=GetObject&objectname=mcl-123-1102

    http://www.legislature.mi.gov/%28S%2...e=2014-HB-5500
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    Yeah, Something Like That

    But it would have to be in the constitution, not a mere statute. Also it needs to be very explicit. UM is not a unit of local government.

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