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Capitol Commission discusses firearm ban

Michigan Capitol Building
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Michigan Capitol Building

The Michigan Capitol Commission is coming up with a plan to ban guns from the state Capitol

Some ideas floated include using x-ray machines or other systems that can detect several types of weapons to screen guests at the capitol.

Capitol Commission executive director Robert Blackshaw will be developing the action plan. He compares possible security measures to those at a courthouse or sports event.

“Over the next couple of months we will have more of a definite plan ... We are upping our security to help reduce the risk so there will be a small inconvenience. Hopefully it’s not that big of an inconvenience.”

The gun ban is reliant on lawmakers providing money for implementation.

In the meantime the commission is limiting after-hours card swipe access to only the Capitol’s main entrance.

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