CADL v. MOC, Finally Settled

Jan 2014
Dan Griffin

In an effort to prohibit the lawful carry of firearms in the Capital Area District Library (CADL) system, in February 2011 CADL filed a lawsuit against Michigan Open Carry seeking both a declaratory judgment establishing the validity of its weapons policy and injunctive relief to enforce the policy. Ingham County Circuit Court Judge Aquilina immediately issued an Emergency Ex-Parte Temporary Restraining Order prohibiting the public from carrying a firearm on CADL property.

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Lessons From Zimmerman Part I

July 13, 2013
Dan Griffin

I am writing this within minutes of George Zimmerman’s acquittal of murdering Trayvon Martin on Feb 26, 2012. For those who have been following the case, you’ve seen that it has been a roller-coaster of evidence releases and governmental interference, both federal and state.

There are too many questions and issues to deal with in one piece, so perhaps I can address this in future columns, if needed. Initially I’d like to deal with just two, discrete, small but important pieces of the trial: justification and evidence.

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Legislators ‘Miss the Mark’ on Assault Weapons

June 29, 2013
Dan Griffin

In the Jan 2013 issue of the Michigan Open Carry newsletter, I noted that in New York new legislation (S1422-2013) had been introduced that redefined and banned “assault weapons” and high capacity magazines. Within days of publication, New York passed and signed into law this legislation.

Immediately afterward President Barack Obama held a press conference where he put forth nearly two-dozen new gun control proposals, and urged congress to ban so-called assault weapons and high capacity magazines. Joe Biden ‘guaranteed’ that their administration would pass new gun control legislation by the end of January 2013.

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Should Christians Carry Firearms?

by Dan Griffin

Preface

People have asked, “Should Christians carry firearms?” Some say yes, others say no, and some are admittedly struggling with the answer, having no clear direction on what is acceptable in God’s eyes as far as self-defense. What follows is Biblical support of my position. Although believers and nonbelievers alike are welcome to read and debate it, the intended audience is other Christians since we are to use the Bible for guidance in our everyday lives.

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