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Republican gubernatorial candidate Ryan Kelley will not be allowed to possess a firearm or travel out of state in some circumstances while he faces federal misdemeanor charges related to the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection. Kelley requested through his attorney during a Thursday hearing in federal court that he be allowed to continue carrying a firearm while campaigning as "high-profile candidate" because he doesn't have security. Kelley appeared via video conference Thursday before the judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, where he is being prosecuted. "He asked that he be permitted to carry his firearm for his own self-defense during the campaign," said Kelley's lawyer, Gary Springstead, noting the Allendale real estate broker has a concealed carry permit. Federal prosecutors objected to Kelley continuing to possess firearms ahead of trial, and Judge Robin Meriweather ultimately rejected Kelley's request and maintained standard terms of release for defendants, which prohibit firearm possession. Kelley is scheduled to appear next in-person for a preliminary hearing on July 7 in Washington, D.C. Meriweather did agree to allow Kelley to travel between the eastern and western districts of Michigan and cross into other states while traveling from one part of Michigan to another without notifying pretrial services after requests from Springstead. "Mr. Kelley is currently a candidate for governor in the state of Michigan and as such is required to travel throughout the state and also to meet with the press," Springstead said. "... It would be a significant burden for him to have to contact pretrial services anytime he wanted to cross from the eastern district of Michigan to the west or vice versa." Source
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