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Court of Appeals Upholds Gun Ban at University of Michigan

Court of Appeals Upholds Gun Ban at University of Michigan

“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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wonser if the judge will ban guns from the entry to the courthouse as it could cause a snowflake to melt…

“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.

Suck it Cavanagh.
Nothing in this post should cast doubt on the longstanding prohibition of corrupt judges allowed to write idiotic opinions.

    ramrodd69 in reply to 4fun. | June 10, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    Mental health is the avenue to gun control..

    American Psychiatric Asso: Half of Americans are mentally ill..
    After crafting by politicians and Media all will be crazy except for them..

    300 million prescriptions for psychiatric drugs were written in 2009 alone..
    Your children on medication for ADHD?
    Single woman with children diagnosed with depression?

    be careful what you ask for

    Dave in reply to 4fun. | June 10, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    It’s a school because I’m a judge and I say it is.

    It’s a tax because I’m the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States and I say it is.

    It’s an unconstitutional religious ban because I’m a judge on the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals and I know that’s what President Trump really means, precedent and all that notwithstanding.

    Time for elected federal judges.

Gun Free Zones are killing zones..
Mindless gun-free zones are what mass shootings have in common. They are killing zones, free from good guys with guns. That’s why the Aurora movie theater killer chose the more distant theater where guns were not allowed and thus where he wouldn’t have to worry about his plan being foiled.

In writing to William Jarvis, Jefferson said, “You seem . . . to consider the judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions; a very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy.”

The germ of dissolution of our federal government is in the constitution of the federal Judiciary; an irresponsible body (for impeachment is scarcely a scare-crow) working like gravity by night and by day, gaining a little today and a little tomorrow, and advancing its noiseless step like a thief, over the field of jurisdiction, until all shall be usurped.”

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