Michigan Firearm Legislation Update

The Michigan Legislature began the 2013-2014 session at noon on Wednesday, January 9. To date, three firearms related bills have been introduced. MCRGO has asked for immediate consideration of all three bills. The three will be taken up by the Senate Judiciary Committee this Wednesday, January 23. MCRGO will testify in support of all three bills. They are:

Senate Bill 49 (Casperson): Prohibits the disclosure of Michigan firearms registration information and exempts such information from the Freedom of Information Act.

Senate Bill 60 (Green): Corrects a flaw in HB 5225 of 2012 which eliminated the need to obtain a pistol purchase permit for a purchase from a Class 1 FFL but neglected to include Class 7 FFLs as well.

Senate Bill 63 (Pavlov): Creates the “Firearms Freedom Act” which asserts that a personal firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition that is manufactured commercially or privately in Michigan and that remains within the borders of Michigan is not subject to federal law or federal regulation, including registration under the authority of Congress to regulate interstate commerce.

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