The following is a press release from Great Lake Gun Rights:
Sen. Tom Barrett and Rep. Matt Maddock file registration repeal on behalf of gun owners in Michigan.
Lansing, MI – This week, legislation to repeal Michigan’s permit to purchase and de facto pistol registration scheme, (Senate Bills 646-648 and House Bills 5312-5314) were officially introduced in the Michigan State Legislature.
Sen. Tom Barrett and Rep. Matt Maddock are the lead sponsors of these rights restoring pieces of legislation which remove the government permitting associated with purchasing a handgun in Michigan.
“Michigan is one of a handful of states that require their residents to obtain government-issued permits to purchase a handgun; this is unequivocally a form of gun registration,” said Brenden Boudreau, Executive Director of Great Lake Gun Rights.
“Michigan has one of the oldest gun registration schemes in the country,” said Boudreau. “Longer than New York and Hawaii, two of the most anti-gun states in the country.”
“The National Association for Gun Rights is proud to stand with Brenden and GLGR in lobbying the Michigan Legislature to pass SB 646-648 and HB 5312-5314 to repeal the oppressive and heavy-handed gun registration baloney that has been on the books for over a century,” said Dudley Brown, President of the National Association for Gun Rights.
Great Lakes Gun Rights is the state affiliate of the National Association for Gun Rights.
Great Lakes Gun Rights and the National Association for Gun Rights urge the Republican-controlled Michigan Legislature to take up this important legislation right away.
Great Lakes Gun Rights is the fastest-growing no-compromise gun rights advocacy organization in the state of Michigan. Visit www.greatlakesgunrights.org to learn more.