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Is Michigan being lapped?

Has anyone wondered if Michigan is being lapped in terms of advancing the protections to your fundamental human right to self defense?

While modest gains have been made this session (brandishing, elimination of gun boards etc.), one must ask if this is good enough.

Michigan is solidly republican on the state level. The democrats have as much power in Lansing as republicans do in Honolulu or Sacramento.

Looking around the country, 2015 has been a good year for those who value their fundamental human right to self defense.

Maine has re-legalized switchblades and is about to eliminate the permit requirement for concealed handguns.

Texas re-legalized open carry, passed knife preemption, and passed college campus concealed carry.

Nevada re-legalized switchblades and passed the best firearms preemption law in the country. Overnight, Clark County's handgun registration, park carry ban, and other infringements were wiped clean on Saturday.

Florida passed constitution carry during "mandatory evacuations".

Kansas passed constitution carry and is arguably now one of the most 2A friendly juristictions in the United States.

Ohio drastically overhauled their gun laws for the better as well. At this point, Ohio greatly surpass Michigan.

Wisconsin eliminated their 2 day waiting period for handgun preemption and is on the verge of passing knife preemption and switchblade re-legalization.

Kentucky made some minor changes for the better as well.

Minnesota passed an omnibus reform bill that made many changes for the better.

West Virginia made some good changes and now has a strong preemption law.

All these states are solidly republican at the moment (except for Maine, West Virginia governor's office, and Minnesota). They all seem to be making advancements. Why isn't Michigan?

Many like to paint the Governor Syder as the boogey man; however, the blame on him is only so limited. Minnesota has an anti-gun governor, who vowed to veto their omnibus reform package.

The Democrat Senate and the Republican House actually tied the omnibus package to the state budget bill to force the governor to sign the bill.

The point of this article can be summed up with two simply points.


1. It's unacceptable for any gun group to not push a good bill because the governor may/will veto it. Who cares? Put him on record.

2. The house and senate should do more in Lansing. There is no reason not to tie bar some neeeded RKBA reform into bigger bills that the governor would sign.




Pass elimination of registration. Let the Gov and chief of MSP complain. Make them produce some data showing that registration accomplishes something.

If the gov vetoes, he will be on record w/ some nickel excuse like in the past. Pass over the veto.

Elimination of Pistol Free Zones

State Senator Mike Green is expected to introduce legislation shortly that will eliminate pistol free zones for concealed carry. MCRGO believes that pistol free zones are “mass murder empowerment zones” as people with criminal intent do not abide by them and they leave armed criminals unchallenged by legal gun owners. Most mass shootings have happened in PFZs.

Because two sections of Michigan law allow CPL holders to openly cary firearms in schools and other pistol free zones through conversationally described “loopholes,” hostility to open carry in schools has increased significantly over the past two years due to a number of incidents that are now that are now the subject of ongoing lawsuits. It is our belief that restrictions on open carry, particularly in schools, may be included in upcoming legislation. MCRGO would like to see protections for accidental exposure and printing in any open carry restrictions are included. MCRGO will be firm in opposing any language that weakens state firearms preemption won in the landmark decade-old MCRGO v. Ferndale case.

So in your opinion which party SHOULD be in control ? I was at a meeting in the capitaland spoke to acoupple of our REPS and was told they WORK together and each party bargins and it is a give and take system SO in my opinion it is up to the people to FIGHT for their rights or we will lose them NO MATTER who is in control .

The one state in the union that I would visit since my brother lives there and which has wonderful ranges to go to does not reciprocate with Michigan any more. What's up with that?

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