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US Capitol attack reignites talk on guns in Michigan Capitol

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Posted at 5:29 AM, Jan 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-11 05:29:58-05

LANSING, Mich. — Concerns over security at Michigan’s Capitol building have reignited after the U.S. Capitol came under attack by a mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters last week.

In Michigan, concealed and open carry firearms are allowed in the Capitol.

Since last spring when armed protesters entered the Capitol and yelled at members of security outside the legislative chambers to be let inside, statewide calls to ban firearms in the statehouse have been made.

Republican legislative leaders are reexamining their opposition and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is renewing her call for restrictions.