Heavily armed Michigan Liberty Militia held the American Patriot Rally on Michigan's state Capitol grounds on April 30, 2020. Some protesters demanded to be allowed onto the House floor, shouting, "Let us in!" Sen. Sylvia Santana wore bulletproof in anticipation of the event. President Trump described the protesters as "very good people" while the organizers said the rally was a huge win.
However, Democrats promised to change the rules and ban firearms on the state Capitol. Attempts to involve the six-member Michigan Capitol Commission - consisting of four Republicans - proved unsuccessful.
After persistent failures, the Democrats are now trying to walk around the constitution to achieve a firearm ban on the state capitol. House Minority Leader Christine Greig now wants firearms declared as a workplace hazard.
"It's very threatening when you walk around your workplace and see people with assault rifles," Greig said in an interview. "Any other workplace would be addressing this, and it would be investigated and dealt with. But we are not afforded that as members of the House. It needs to change."
Greg wrote a letter to Speaker Lee Chatfield, urging him to direct building authorities to ban firearms from the buildings. Greig also plans on filing a complaint with the state's occupational health agency to have firearms restricted.
Greig said she always felt afraid of entering the building and that people of color were highly affected. She added that most Democrats agreed with her assessment.
Chatfield's spokesman, Gideon D'Assandro, dismissed the proposal to declare firearms a health hazard, calling it a partisan press stunt. D'Assandro added that Michigan's Occupational Safety and Health Administration could not trump the constitution.
Meanwhile, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is pushing universal background checks in our state, and if left unchecked, it will not be long until we see bills like this getting traction in Austin. Texas is embarrassingly ranked 29th for gun rights, and with the help of the political elites in Austin, we will surely rank among New York, California, and Illinois if left to their own devices. Please join our fight today, and help us restore Texas' place as the standard for the U.S.
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