“Last year, it was disturbing to have seen my now colleague, Rep. Sarah Anthony, have to be escorted to the Capitol to simply do her job. Sadly, the violent temperature from that fateful April day has only increased in intensity, leaving the safety of all legislators hanging in the balance—not to mention the countless staff members, visitors and school groups often present.

The Capitol Commission meets yet again this afternoon to discuss the issue of banning weapons in the Capitol, following months of inaction. As it stands, signs are banned from the building, but assault rifles are seemingly met with open arms; in Detroit, you can’t even bring a cell phone into the 36th District Court. Enough is enough. The Capitol Commission must step up and finally do their job to protect every Michigander who works in or visits the People’s House.”