State Rep. Beau LaFave today issued the following statement after Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson issued guidelines banning people from openly carry firearms at polling locations on Election Day:
“It doesn’t surprise me one bit that the Secretary of State is playing these cheap political games. The idea that she must prevent people from exercising their Second Amendment rights for our elections to be safe and secure is absolutely false. Secretary Benson is fearmongering to suppress voters, and it’s appalling.
“While some polling locations like churches and schools are already ‘pistol-free’ zones under state statute, with limited exceptions, any unilateral action by the executive branch, Secretary of State or Attorney General banning firearms in other polling places is unlawful, unenforceable and a violation of citizens’ voting rights and their right to self-defense.
“The right to vote and the right to keep and bear arms are not mutually exclusive. No voter should be forced to choose between these fundamental principles. There’s no way her ban passes constitutional muster. I have no doubt a lawsuit will be forthcoming. Just like the governor’s orders were deemed unconstitutional last week, the Secretary of State will soon lose her day in court.”
State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, today introduced House Resolution 324 calling for the adoption of four articles of impeachment against Gov. Gretchen E. Whitmer, citing corrupt conduct and violating her oath of office.
House Oversight Committee member Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, today issued the following statement after Saturday’s joint hearing of the House and Senate Oversight Committees. The legislative bodies voted to issue a subpoena to Michigan’s Bureau of Elections for documents and communications on Michigan’s election process to provide needed clarity to concerned residents:
State Reps. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, and Greg Markkanen, of Hancock, and state Sen. Ed McBroom, of Vulcan, last week responded to the governor’s recent order to shut down Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline.