When you are having a bad day . . .

Posted on July 30, 2012. Filed under: Libraries and Librarians | Tags: , |

When you are having a bad day. When all the wierd and wonderful have come through your doors and you are feeling stressed, confused, tired and angry, give thanks you don’t have to work in a place where serious discussion needs to be had about whether a library can ban weapons or not!

On July 11, the Michigan Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in a case over whether a library can ban weapons. The case, Capital Area District Library (CADL) v. Michigan Open Carry Inc., was decided in favor of the Capital Area District Library last May by the Ingham County Circuit Court.

The library, which serves Ingham County, MI (except East Lansing), bans all weapons “to the fullest extent permitted by law.” The question is, just how full is that extent? Michigan’s Firearm and Ammunition Act of 1990 says local units of government can’t pass laws and regulations on weapons.

Read more here  . . .

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