Michigan state law allows for open carry of firearms. Two open carry groups had rented a booth at a convention center only to be arrested for openly carrying their handguns which were holstered. The groups filed a lawsuit against the convention center. Last Friday, a Michigan judge quickly sided with the open carry groups and ruled that the arrests did violate the state’s gun laws.
In March of 2016, members of Michigan Gun Owners and Michigan Open Carry were illegally expelled from a booth they had rented at the DeVos Place Convention center. They were expelled because they were openly carrying holstered pistols.
The organizations filed a lawsuit against the DeVos Place Convention Center and its management company for violation of Michigan state law. On Friday, May 26, 2017, Judge Joseph Rossi of the Kent County Circuit found for Michigan Open Carry (MOC) and Michigan Gun Owners (MGO). It did not take long. The Judge listened to the arguments for about an hour, and reviewed the lawsuit. He issued a summary judgment for the plaintiffs. From mlive.com:
On Friday, attorney Dean Greenblatt, who represents Michigan Open Carry, said a no-concealed carry policy contradicts state law…
It pays to stand up and fight for your legal rights when they are violated by anti-gun liberals. Too often, people are afraid to take to legal challenges, thinking the establishment always wins, but it doesn’t. Had the groups not filed the lawsuit against the convention center, it would have continued to violate the legal rights of gun owners for years to come.