Gun Free Zone Repeal and Constitutional Carry Gaining Ground in Michigan

Image via MCRGO. A letter encouraging the Michigan House Judiciary Committee to examine and take up the bills.

So now that Constitutional Concealed Carry and a repeal of most pistol free zones has been reported out of the House Military, Veterans, and Homeland Security Committee on a 5-1 vote, what’s the next step?

This session, the House has implemented a process where firearms legislations goes through two committees prior to being voted on by the full House. So the next step is to obtain a hearing and vote in the House Judiciary Committee chaired by Rep. Graham Filler (R-DeWitt).

It is unknown when or if the House Judiciary Committee will take up the package. Consequently, MCRGO has joined with the bill sponsors in requesting a hearing and vote in House Judiciary Committee at the earliest possible opportunity.

If Constitutional Concealed Carry and a repeal of pistol free zones is important to you, we encourage you to contact Rep. Filler as well. You can send him a message easily here: http://gophouse.org/representatives/central/filler/contact/ – Michigan Coalition of Responsible Gun Owners

If you are a Michigan resident. Click that link. If you are a supporter and want to encourage Representative Filler to take up the bill, a short email would benefit greatly.

Gun Free Zone Reform

Every effort to allow the law abiding to remain ably armed should be considered and we know good and well the prevalence of attacks that have been successfully perpetrated at locations that ban firearms. The ‘Gun Free Zone’ is a myth that needs to be put away from the legalize security theater discussions once and for all. Zones do not prevent attacks, its arguable that they encourage those places as targets.

The bills are a two prong effort to steadily restore Michigan citizens’ rights and set a continued example for the nation.

Yes, Whitmer is still The Mitten’s Governor. This legislative package has a high veto chance.

But that should not discourage Second Amendment Rights advocates from putting this bill on her desk in Lansing. The previous governor, Snyder, was no friend of the 2A crowd either and consistently ignored them. Counting on the (R) beside his name to carry the pro-gun voters.

Michigan would join 16 other states in recognizing the the right to bear arms is not something that requires a tax and permit, but a natural extension of the law abiding citizenry as a matter of standard practice. Studying the states that have the voluntary Constitutional Carry permitting system actually shows very strong returns still in training. Opt in education over mandates.

This work and these efforts matter, even if they stop at the executive branch desk this time around. Passing the bills, proving the concept, and working

Keith is the Editor-in-Chief of GAT Marketing Group editor@gatdaily.com A USMC Infantry Veteran and Small Arms and Artillery Technician, Keith covers the evolving training and technology from across the shooting industry. A Certified Instructor since 2009 he has taught concealed weapons courses in the West Michigan area in the years since and continues to pursue training and teaching opportunities as they arise.