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AG Nessel eyes capitol gun ban after Wolverine Watchmen sentencing

Dana Nessel, Michigan Attorney General
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Dana Nessel, Michigan Attorney General

Michigan’s Attorney General says she’s confident guns will be banned from the state capitol building next year

Attorney General Dana Nessel’s comments come on the heals of a sentencing for three men found guilty in the plot to kidnap the governor.

Before their arrest, their group was among protesters who brought rifles into the state capitol building in 2020.

Nessel says she had hoped the Capitol Commission would ban all guns after that incident, but the group instead compromised to ban open carry.

“I really think it’s incumbent upon the Legislature and then working with the governor to actually offer a law so that you don’t have just this handful of appointed people making a decision really for the entirety of the public.”

Unlike in 2020, Democrats will be in charge of the Legislature next year, giving the attorney general added optimism.

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