Sarah Anthony brought some extra protection on her way to the State Capitol today.
At least three African Americans carrying large rifles escorted Anthony across Capitol Avenue earlier this morning so she could safely attend committee meetings without fear of intimidation. I think it just triggered a lot of folks, especially African Americans.
Anthony and other lawmakers met this morning for an appropriations committee meeting. The scene was quiet. They left to quietly stand on the front steps after Anthony made it inside an elevator. Lynn watched a video that Anthony posted to Facebook as the protest formed last week.
In it, she looked on from her office across the street as protestors slowly crowded the Capitol Lawn carrying Confederate flags, Nazi symbolism, nooses and other blatantly racist forms of imagery. They just had no connection to the stay-at-home orders.
The fact they were carrying guns openly while we voted was unnerving. No other security measures were mentioned. It meant we had to do something.
Meanwhile, the Michigan Capitol Commission is exploring whether guns should be banned inside the Capitol, according to the Detroit Free Press. Some lawmakers wore bulletproof vests as protesters eventually made their way inside the gallery.
Regardless, the issue is an electric one. Why would we take guns of this caliber into the Capitol?
I have rounds on me right now. I could make terror. This could wreak havoc. Anthony supports a complete ban on firearms inside the Capitol outside of law enforcement.
At the very least, only concealed carry should be allowable, she explained. Obviously, we have a right to bear arms, but concealed would be easier. That statement is only partially correct.
This fact was frequently an issue with former Grand Rapids mayor George Heartwell, who publicly acknowledged that there was legally nothing he could do to stop lawful forearms carriers from bringing their firearms into public meetings. Lynn needs to acquaint himself a little better with state firearms law.
I respect that.
It's long over due and that's how its done What if the commies attacked while i was un-armed? And why is All the business's in michigan gonna open up and the Sate office are still closed, and most county buildings are also closed, whats the problem?
Fear is the great equalizer isn't it?? It's sad to think that anyone needs to be escorted to their job, but I'm proud to see that other Americans did.
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More Democrat manipulation. If they opened the state, this wouldn't be happening.
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