Permission Not Required: Michigan House Passes “Constitutional Carry” Bills

LANSING, Mich. (June 9, 2017) – On Wednesday, the Michigan House passed a series of so-called “constitutional carry” bills that would make it legal for most people in the state to carry a firearm without a license, and foster an environment hostile to federal gun control.

A coalition of Republicans introduced a series of four bills on March 28 (HB4416, HB4417, HB4418, HB4419). Taken together, the legislation would eliminate licensing requirements for carrying a concealed weapon in the state. The bills would also reduce penalties for certain violations relating to carrying a firearm.

The legislation would maintain a conceal carry licensing process in Michigan. This will allow residents who want to carry a concealed firearm in other states that have reciprocity agreements with Michigan to obtain a license for that purpose.

The central bill, HB4416, passed the House 59-49. The other three bills passed ...

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