Judge Puts Hold on Gun Ban at Flint City Hall

Following a lawsuit against the city of Flint, a judge has issued a temporary injunction allowing citizens to bring firearms to any meetings subject to the Open Meetings Act held at City Hall.

The lawsuit was filed after the Flint City Council declared City Hall a gun free zone, following threats made to council members. The 67th District Court was given a space to hold hearings in the building, providing tha avenue with which to declare then gun free zone as weapons aren’t allowed during court proceedings. Three Flint residents and gun rights groups then filed the lawsuit, claiming the new ordinance violates the Open Meetings Act and could prevent law abiding citizens from attending meetings. Metal detectors were put up in City Hall outside of council chambers following the ordinance.

The injunction still upholds the ban of firearms in other public spaces at City Hall for other general business.