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Thread: DeVos Place doubles down on it's illegal ban of firearms.

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    Regular Member DeSchaine's Avatar
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    DeVos Place doubles down on it's illegal ban of firearms.

    So, back in March, MGO and MOC reps at a Womens Expo were told to remove their open carried firearms from DeVos Place.

    In conjunction with their response to the MOC/MGO lawsuit, SMG has said they will put up signs spelling out the ban on weapons at DeVos Place convention center and DeVos Performance Hall. SMG is a management company hired by the Grand Rapids-Kent County Convention/Arena Authority, formed by Grand Rapids and Kent County by public act. The buildings themselves are owned by the Grand Rapids City-County Building Authority.

    Here is the MI statute that lists prohibited places, AND the ever so helpful EXCEPTIONS, specifically subsection 2, line C: A person licensed by this state or another state to carry a concealed weapon.

    Now, being that DeVos and Van Andel Arena are both owned by a governmental authority, it's pretty clear that MI statute 123.1102 (aka: Preemption) comes into play. It seems clear cut, but as we saw in the Deffert case, the judges around here can be morons.
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    Accomplished Advocate BB62's Avatar
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    Thanks for the information.

    Watching this with interest.

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    Last edited by Venator; 08-20-2016 at 08:31 PM.
    An Amazon best seller "MY PARENTS OPEN CARRY"

    *The information contained above is not meant to be legal advice, but is solely intended as a starting point for further research. These are my opinions, if you have further questions it is advisable to seek out an attorney that is well versed in firearm law.

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