University of Michigan Gun Ban Upheld
A gun ban that prohibits anyone beside military and law enforcement from carrying weapons on U of M’s campus was upheld recently in the Michigan Court of Appeals.
ANN ARBOR, MI – The University of Michigan’s campus gun ban has been upheld by the Michigan Court of Appeals.
In a 2-1 opinion, the court said a 2001 ban making all properties owned, leased or controlled by the university weapons-free doesn’t violate the U.S. Constitution.
In an opinion issued for the majority, Judge Mark Cavanagh upheld the ban and disagreed with plaintiff and Ann Arbor resident Joshua Wade, who argued it was unconstitutional under the Second Amendment.
I for one advocate that we law abiding citizens should be permitted to carry handguns on a college campus. I’m a registered gun owner and I have a CPL. I believe that those who take the necessary steps to get a CPL license should definitely be allowed to carry a handgun on campus. From the finger printing, to photos, and training. I’d feel much safer with someone on my campus with a licensed weapon then without. Plus, do I even need to bring up some of the terrible school shootings we’ve had in the past?