Jackson County, MI allows employees to carry guns to work. Wait. What?

 

The Jackson County Board of Commissioners is expected to approve a new workplace policy allowing county employees who have a concealed pistol license to carry their weapon while they work.

The board voted on the same policy last year, but it didn’t pass. The chariman of the board, Steve Shotwell, says last year’s policy didn’t pass because of how it was written. This year’s policy is in-line with state law.

The law in Michigan allows people who are have a CPL or concealed pistol license to bring their gun into the county building. Officials say employees should have the same privilege. 

"We’re following the state law on weapons, whether that’s a pistol, a shotgun or knife or otherwise," said Mike Overton, the administrator for Jackson County.

The rest of the article can be read Jackson County MI allows employees to carry guns to work. There is also a video from WLNS News 6 (which seemed to have some audio problems when I watched the video) included at the link.

While this is somewhat surprising, to me, based on the political climate we live in today it really make sense (to me anyway) because those who follow the laws are not the people with weapons we need to worry about and the people we do need to worry about are not going to follow the rules anyway.

"We’re following the state law on weapons, whether that’s a pistol, a shotgun or knife or otherwise," said Mike Overton, the administrator for Jackson County.

It is important to point out that at the end of the day Jackson County is really just getting itself inline with the Michigan State Constitution.

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