(CBS DETROIT) – Michigan Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey says he supports a ban on open carry firearms in the state’s Capitol.

Despite the support, Shirkey’s spokesperson says the Republican leader does not want to ban concealed carry weapons in the state capitol.

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Last April, state Democratic leaders called for a ban of all weapons in the capitol after protesters stormed the building demanding an end to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s COVID-19 orders.

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