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    Haven't been very active here but a fellow student spurred me into action. It seems that the michigan chapter of the ACLU is coming to Michigan Tech's campus to do a presentation about the constitution on sept 17th with special emphasis on the bill of rights. I wanted to spank them a bit during Q&A time in reference to their collective interpretation of the 2nd Amendment. Anyone else intrested in going? I can post more info.

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    I'm interested in going, where is this taking place - Tech's campus?

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    got your email dan, welcome to the forums as well!

    Looking forward to seeing you at the parade of nations OCing with us as well.

    Get the details on the ACLU visit and I'll be there! Wether we OC which technically is legal on campus or jsut wear holsters we can discuss as well!



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    all the details

    http://action.aclumich.org/site/Cale...q4wn7jw3.app5a


    I'm not planning on wearing a pistol or holster. As per the MTU pistol club advisor....."
    Code:
    You should be aware that the Michigan Tech campus and other
    MTU properties do not qualify as "state property" or "public
    properties".  Under the Michigan constitution, MTU properties
    belong to the Board of Control of MTU, and the rules of private
    property apply, just as they do to the private property of
    individuals or corporations.  Property rights generally trump
    civil rights if you are on private property.  This is what
    permits MTU to make rules and regulations that do in fact
    restrict various civil rights.  On campus, the rules are
    enforceable.
    
    The MTU Board of Control is not a "local unit of government" as
    described in the open carry web sites.  The preemption law does
    
    
    not apply to MTU properties, therefore."

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    I have actually open carried on campus without incident as there are no signs posted anywhere that relate to firearms. They are more then willing to ask me to leave though

    edit: I should add my visits to campus are pretty limited and there may be signs on many buildings, I just have yet to find them.

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    I haven't seen any signs on campus. But as a student they've made it more than clear what their rules are. In addition to criminal law I also have to think about the possibility of being expelled from the university.

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    yea, my brother has mentioned some of that as well. he isa sophmore there, studying computer sciences. I could be nice and not carry at all for once

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    Its up to you what you what to do. I just wanted to explain my logic for not carrying at this particular event. In my experience, MTU public safety officers can be down right uhhh....hard to communicate with*....




    *my really feelings withheld to maintain the family friendly nature of the forums

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    lol, one of them is my fire department chief and another is on city council here, I deal with both frequently and already know what you mean, especially with regards to citizens carrying firearms

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    Email sent.


    MTU's curent policy is that dorm and heights students have to store their stuff in a lock up in the department office. After NIU, they stopped letting students check out their pistols to attend the tues and thurs night range sessions. Needless to say there were a lot of pissed off club members.

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