Judge Rejects Michigan GOP Candidate Ryan Kelley's Request to Carry a Gun

June 16, 2022, 3:39 PM

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Ryan Kelley, accused of participating in the Jan. 6 insurrection, can't arm himself while facing four misdemeanor charges, a D.C. federal judge ruled Thursday.

Kelley's attorney, Gary Springstead of Fremont, asked that the "high-profile candidate" be able to carry a gun because he doesn't have security, The Detroit News reports. Kelley, arrested last week by the FBI on the charges filed in D.C., has a concealed carry permit.

The judge also restricted travel to Michigan.

He appeared on videoconference Thursday before U.S. District Judge Robin Meriweather, who ruled in favor of prosecutors who opposed Kelley carrying a weapon. 

Read more:  The Detroit News

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