Mich. House to Vote on Air Gun, Concealed Carry Bills

Michigan House Judiciary Committee voting on new pro gun bills

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The Michigan House Judiciary Committee is voting today on Senate Bills 789, 790, 964, 965, 966, 977 and 979.

According to the NRA-ILA, bills 964, 965, 966 and 979 are part of the Air Gun Reclassification Package, which redefines the word “firearm” to exclude devices that “propel a projectile by gas, spring or air.” This package, the NRA-ILA says, relieves state residents, and those who want to engage in interstate commerce with state residents, from “outdated and unduly burdensome restraints on the transfer, purchase and possession of most air guns.”

Meanwhile, the House Judiciary Committee is also voting today on 789 and 790, which revise some of the state’s concealed carry laws. The passage of SB 789, sponsored by state Senator Mike Green (R-31), creates an efficient concealed pistol licensing process, as well as a “true ‘shall issue’ licensing system for all statutorily eligible Michiganders,” the NRA-ILA said.

SB 789 would eliminate county concealed weapon licensing boards, meaning the concealed weapon licensing process would be administered by county clerks. Background checks would be conducted by the Michigan State Police. However, the MSP wouldn’t have discretionary authority held by county licensing boards, since SB 789 stipulates that those who qualify for a CPL would get a license.

As the NRA-ILA reports, SB 977 is awaiting a vote on the floor of the House of Representatives. Introduced by state Senator John Moolenaar (R-36), this bill provides active duty military personnel who are on duty outside of the state the ability to renew their CPL through the mail.

The NRA-ILA is urging people to contact members of the House Judiciary Committee today in support of these bills.

Read more: http://www.nraila.org

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