concealed carry

LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   Concealed guns could be carried in schools, churches and other places they’re currently banned under bills adopted Wednesday by the state Senate. 

The bills were adopted on largely party-line votes. Republicans used the chance to clean up a loophole in the law to largely eliminate public concealed gun-free zones.

Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof says he considers places such as schools, day cares and stadiums where people cannot currently legally carry a concealed pistol to be more dangerous.

LANSING, MI--   State Representative Beau LaFave has introduced legislation that would eliminate the concealed pistol license requirement. 

His bill would let all legal gun owners carry anywhere CPL holders are currently allowed to carry. Under the four-bill package, the current concealed pistol licensing structure would remain in place, allowing individuals who hold a CPL to continue to carry concealed pistols in other states with reciprocity. Unlicensed individuals will not be permitted to carry concealed in pistol-free zones.

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Michigan residents could soon be able to carry concealed pistols without a license.

House bills look to remove the need for a concealed pistol permit.

Manton Republican state Rep. Michele Hoitenga says she sees too many law-abiding citizens getting in trouble by not having their license.

Tom Lambert is president of Michigan Open Carry Inc. He says the legislation doesn't change any existing laws and only defines where people could conceal carry without a permit.

LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   A group of gun control advocates was at the state Capitol to lobby against a proposal to allow people to carry concealed weapons without a permit. 

About 75 members of the group Moms Demand Action showed up to urge lawmakers to reject a bill that would relax concealed gun rules. Right now, the state requires a clean criminal record and a safety course. This new bill would allow anyone 21 years or older who’s not barred from owning a firearm to conceal a gun under their clothes or in a vehicle.               

Snyder signs drone, concealed carry bills

Apr 15, 2015

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Governor Rick Snyder has signed into law a ban on hunting animals with a drone or using a drone to harass hunters.

He said Tuesday that using electronic devices to "manipulate" hunting and fishing is a "misuse of the natural resources we are blessed with."

The governor also signed a law letting retired federal law enforcement officers carry concealed pistols in no-carry zones such as schools, hospitals and arenas. Retired state law enforcement officers already are allowed to carry concealed weapons in "gun-free" areas.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan House and Senate have reintroduced many bills that died last session or were vetoed by Gov. Rick Snyder for various reasons.
Measures signed by Snyder as lawmakers head into a two-week break include laws that set the 2016 presidential primary election date for March 8 and give Michigan State Police rather than counties authority to approve concealed weapons licenses.
A measure allowing concealed carry for retired federal law enforcement officers in "gun-free" zones awaits Snyder's signature.