“doesn’t violate the U.S. Constitution”
A resident of Ann Arbour challenged the ban as unconstitutional but the appeals court disagreed.
M Live reports:
University of Michigan campus gun ban upheld by Court of Appeals
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.
The school’s policy only allows military and law enforcement agents to carry weapons on campus.
“Although we do not undertake an exhaustive historical analysis today of the full scope of the Second Amendment, nothing in our opinion should be taken to cast doubt on longstanding prohibitions on the possession of firearms by felons and the mentally ill, or laws forbidding the carrying of firearms in sensitive places such as schools and government buildings,” Cavanagh wrote.
In his appeal, Wade argued that the university is not a “sensitive place” because it is “not a school as that word is commonly understood.”
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