State files emergency appeal against injunction that stops ban of firearms at polling places

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Posted at 9:51 AM, Oct 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-28 09:51:46-04

(WXYZ) — Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel filed an emergency appeal against an injunction that stopped the ban on open carry firearms at the polls.

Judge blocks Secretary of State's order banning open carry of guns at polling places

On Tuesday, Court of Claims Judge Christopher Murray issued a preliminary injunction that stops the ban on open carry guns at the polls.

The ban directive was issued by the Michigan Secretary of State to prevent voter intimidation.

An attorney for the state argued before the judge that the ban was issued because of open carry protests inside and outside of the state capitol over the Governor's COVID lockdown orders and the criminal case against 14 men in an alleged plan to kidnap the Governor.

She also told the judge they have heard poll workers are afraid to work on election day.

Gun rights advocates argued the Secretary of State overstepped her authority as one elected official and this ban needs to be passed by the Legislature.

View the emergency appeal below:

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