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    Timing isn't right for permitless carry gun bill, says Michigan Senate leader

    Timing isn't right for permitless carry gun bill, says Michigan Senate leader

    By Emily lawler
    M Live
    September 4th. 2017



    Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof, R-West Olive, has the permitless carry bill in his Senate Government Operations committee. (Cory Morse | MLive.com)
    LANSING, MI - A package of bills that would allow Michiganders to carry concealed weapons without a permit passed the House of Representatives in June, but Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof, R-West Olive, says the timing isn't right to run it in the Senate.

    The bills House Bill 4416-4419, strike the requirement that Michiganders have a license to carry a concealed weapon. People banned from possessing firearms would be banned from carrying them as well. The bills also reduce penalties for certain infractions relating to carrying a pistol without proper identification or disclosure as well.

    The main bill in the package, House Bill 4416, passed the House 59-49. From there they were referred to the Senate Government Operations committee, which Meekhof controls.

    Meekhof, who often carries a concealed gun himself, said he hasn't spoken with the governor about the bills, but "I'm sensing his reluctance to do anything with firearms."

    He sees the bill perhaps advancing at a later date as part of another deal.

    "The timing isn't right yet, maybe is the right way to say it," Meekhof said.
    Anna Heaton, a spokeperson for Snyder, said the governor did not yet have an opinion on the bill but would review the final version if or when it reached his desk.
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    Maybe the residents of Ottawa County need to call and ask him who he works for, Them or the Governor?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Roundballer View Post
    Maybe the residents of Ottawa County need to call and ask him who he works for, Them or the Governor?
    He does not work for the residents of Ottawa County - he works to empower himself. The reason he wins (term limited thank God) is he is good at raising money!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff s View Post
    He does not work for the residents of Ottawa County - he works to empower himself. The reason he wins (term limited thank God) is he is good at raising money!
    And just back in April he was in the news all over the place as wanting to "revisit/revise" term limits. He IS aware of the writing on the wall, he is not a lawyer, and has little other formal education, so he is just not qualified for many other elected positions (AG etc.)


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    The timing wasn't right to jack up our taxes and bloat the budget but he did it anyway.

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    If the permitless concealed carry law was passed, what would happen to the right of licensed concealed pistol holders to carry open in areas that are out-of-bounds to non-licensees?

    In other words, to carry open in these places, wouldn't we still need a CPL for that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by j. d. crow View Post
    If the permitless concealed carry law was passed, what would happen to the right of licensed concealed pistol holders to carry open in areas that are out-of-bounds to non-licensees?

    In other words, to carry open in these places, wouldn't we still need a CPL for that?
    Most of the discussion on these bills is going on here --> HB-4416-4417-4418-4419-Right-to-carry

    I think that this thread is more of a news item. How the "legislature" is working hard for us.


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