Michigan Outlaws Armed Militias at the Polls

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Daily Beast: Michigan residents will not be allowed to openly carry guns while voting on Nov. 3, state officials said Friday. In new guidance to local election officials, Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson clarified that the state is prohibiting the open carry of guns on Election Day within 100 feet of polling places, clerks offices, and absentee-vote counting boards in an attempt to curtail voter intimidation.

The real ‘AntiFa’ with guns…

The directive also requires clerks to post signage noting the rule and to contact the authorities of any violations. “Fair, free, and secure elections are the foundation of our democracy,” Benson said in a news release, adding that the presence of firearms may “cause disruption, fear or intimidation for voters, election workers, and others present.”

“I am committed to ensuring all eligible Michigan citizens can freely exercise their fundamental right to vote without fear of threats, intimidation, or harassment. Prohibiting the open-carry of firearms in areas where citizens cast their ballots is necessary to ensure every voter is protected.”

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  1. The greatest threat to the 2nd has never been a political block, but idiots with guns. Likewise, people who protest private infrastructure like pipelines by causing damage do not further the cause. They start moving to outlaw protest. With guns, aggressive display will almost always backfire. Particularly when people who do this, simultaneously promote extremist ideology. Just because you can do something, doesn’t make it a good idea. 100 feet ? Just out of range of a paintball gun ?
    It is quite common, that one persons actions can lead to new laws. Police your own.

    And enough dumbass bluster about civil war, show us the list of states or even counties that endorse any proclivity to civil armed engagement. ZERO …idiots… Use your words. Hire a day care worker to update your PR department.