Here they come again. In the wake of another “gun free” zone shooting in Texas, Michigan Democrats are gearing up to exploit yet another tragedy in their quest to gut our Second Amendment rights. Earlier this week, a committee in the Texas Legislature advanced a bill...
“Red Flag” Gun Confiscation Sent to Governor Whitmer
Earlier today the Michigan Senate passed the main bill of the “Red Flag” gun confiscation package (Senate Bill 83) on a party line vote, sending it to Governor Whitmer for her to sign into law.Here’s the vote: Still outstanding are the three other bills in the...
Gun control heading to Whitmer’s desk
Yesterday, the Michigan Senate voted along party lines to send mandatory storage legislation (SB 79 and 80) and the expansion of Michigan’s draconian pistol purchase permit scheme to ALL firearms (HB 4138, 4142 and 4143) to Governor Whitmer’s desk where she is...
Five Republicans betray gun owners
The stupid was strong in Lansing today.Five Republicans joined with radical anti-gun Democrats to vote for “lock up your safety” legislation that’ll make it harder for Michiganders to defend themselves in their own homes and will also have a devastating effect on...
Dems ram gun control through Senate
Senate Democrats continued their highly partisan, anti-gun assault on Michigan gun owners Thursday.Nearly all 11 Senate Bills (SB 76-86) were passed on party-line votes, sending them to the Michigan State House for consideration.Republicans held together and voted...
Gun control advances in Lansing, more anti-gun bills filed
Late last night the Michigan House of Representatives advanced House Bills 4138, 4142 and 4143 which expands Michigan’s draconian pistol purchase permit system to ALL firearms.It passed on a party line vote, with swing district Democrats like Nate Shannon, Jim Haadsma...
No votes, but three hearings
I just wanted to provide you with a quick update on what happened in Lansing this week. As you know, Democrats have started holding hearings on their gun control bills. Over in the House, they held hearings on HB 4127 and HB 4128 which would criminalize lawful carry...
Michigan Democrats Seeking to Expand “Gun Free” Zones
Lansing, MI – Tomorrow, the House Elections Committee is holding a hearing on a pair of gun control bills which would prohibit law-abiding Michiganders from possessing or carrying a firearm within 100 feet of a polling place on election day. “Intentionally...
Vote for gun control, lose their jobs
Michigan Democrats are charging ahead with their anti-gun agenda and we’re ready to fight back on all fronts. I’m already rolling out hard-hitting ads, mail, e-mail and text messages -- urging pro-gun Michiganders to contact their lawmakers to oppose these radical...
In the coming days…
The amount of Michigan Democrats I saw calling for gun control BEFORE all of the facts have come out from last night’s shooting at MSU is shameful. It appears all too many of them have been waiting for a tragedy to pounce on to push for gun control, and it shows....
They have no shame
It’s a fact. Michigan Democrats want to pass gun control and they want to pass gun control bad. Ever since the tragedy that struck Oxford just over a year ago, Governor Whitmer and countless Democrats in the Legislature have been demanding more gun control. But the...
Democrats take complete control in Lansing
Last night was brutal. The supposed “Red Wave” did not happen and, in fact, Democrats made massive gains here in Michigan. Governor Whitmer has won a second term as Governor. So has Democrat Attorney General Dana Nessel. Worst of all, Democrats have taken complete...
Criminal penalties for this?
Whitmer does it again... Just last week Governor Whitmer was droning on and on in the first gubernatorial debate about how "bipartisan" she has been as Governor, and literally the next day she vetoed House Bill 6354 which passed the Michigan Legislature with strong...
“She’ll take all your guns away”
That was brutal. Last night, Governor Gretchen Whitmer was taken to task for her long record of anti-gun animus and support for radical gun control measures such as gun bans, registration, and even outright confiscation. Republican challenger Tudor Dixon said it best...
Whitmer touts gun control lobby endorsement
$2.3 Million. That is how much cash the gun control lobby is throwing into Michigan to re-elect Governor Gretchen Whitmer and to fill the State Legislature with anti-gun Democrat majorities. And if they get their...
Yes, Democrats are coming for your guns
This is just a reminder that the Democrats are yet again putting forward the most anti-gun trio of statewide candidates in our state's history. Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Attorney General Dana Nessel, and...
Here we go again…According to Crain’s Detroit, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey is once again handing out promises to hold hearings on the Democrats “Red Flag” gun confiscation bill package, SB 856-858.As you know, “red flag” laws allow for government...
Where there is smoke…
They heard you.This morning during a committee meeting, members of the Oakland Board of Commissioners were discussing the flood of emails they received from their constituents concerned about the possibility of the County enacting local level “Red Flag” laws.Democrat...
Gun confiscation coming to Oakland County?
I just received word from a reliable contact in Oakland County that the Board of Commissioners is flirting with passing their own county-level “Red Flag” gun confiscation ordinance!And Republican Commissioners may be working with the Democrat majority to get it...
Gun rights ally Shane Hernandez chosen to be GOP Lt. Gov. candidate
Did you hear the news?On Friday, Republican gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon announced former State Representative Shane Hernandez as her running mate of choice for Lieutenant Governor.While in the House, Shane was a strong ally of the gun rights community, and he...
Kevin Rinke endorses gun control for Michigan???
Are you kidding me?A week before the Republican Primary on August 2nd where Michiganders will choose who will run against Democrat incumbent Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Kevin Rinke appears to have just revealed his real opinion of gun owners and the Second...
Stop Biden’s gun control in Michigan
Michigan law enforcement officers may soon be tasked with enforcing the first wave of gun control coming out of the Biden White House.The ATF’s new regulations and the most broad gun control bill passed in 30 years are going into effect and the gun grabbers are...
MI Republicans to Gun Owners: Shove it
Dear Fellow Patriot,In a move reminiscent of Nancy Pelosi in Washington, D.C., Michigan House Republicans declared Constitutional Carry dead without even raising their eyes.Let me explain...The abuse of the Michigan House legislative rules is well documented in...
Don’t let them politicize evil
In the wake of the incomprehensible evil perpetrated by the killer in Uvalde, Texas, anti-gun politicians and their cohorts in the media are mobilizing to enact more gun control.Gun control that you and I both know will only punish gun owners while failing to address...
Shirkey’s “Red Flag” hearing coming soon?
The Michigan Legislature is quickly approaching the summer break where lawmakers will head home for a couple months leading up to the August primary elections.As you recall, back in February Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey renewed his promise to give a committee...
Will he kill it again?
I need your help.You see, the four-bill Constitutional Carry package of House Bills 5364-5367 was recently advanced out of the House Military, Veterans and Homeland Security Committee.But instead of advancing to the floor, the bill package was sent to the House...
Your calls worked!I just received a signed copy of Matt DePerno’s Great Lakes Gun Rights candidate survey, which he returned 100% in support of your right to keep and bear arms.That means that all three Republican candidates for Attorney General have pledged their...
Where is his survey?
I know I don’t have to tell you that the 2022 election cycle is crucial to the future of our gun rights here in Michigan.With every seat in the Michigan Legislature up for election, as well as Governor Whitmer and Attorney General Dana Nessel both having to face the...
One of these things is not like the other…
Constitutional Carry is sweeping the nation.The Ohio General Assembly sent it to Governor DeWine’s desk last week.The Indiana General Assembly sent it to Governor Holcomb’s desk this week. And just yesterday Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed Constitutional Carry into...
Gun grabbers are building an army in Michigan
Did you see the headlines yesterday?According to The Detroit News and other media outlets, gun grabbers are building an army to assault your gun rights on all fronts by forming a group called End Gun Violence Michigan.These unscrupulous anti-gun zealots are exploiting...
Republicans holding hearings on “Red Flag” in Lansing!
Look at this headline from MLive on Friday: That’s right.While other Republican-controlled Legislatures are passing Constitutional Carry, Michigan Republican Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey is holding hearings on “Red Flag” gun confiscation orders.It is shameful...
Gun control hearings in Lansing?
Capitol insiders are reporting that hearings on gun control could be starting up in Lansing as soon as lawmakers head back to Lansing in January.As you recall, Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey promised two years ago, on the day of the 2019 Second Amendment March,...
Ohio beats Michigan
Tell me that doesn’t sting.Ohio is on the cusp of becoming a Constitutional Carry state, while Constitutional Carry is languishing here in the Republican-controlled legislature.I don’t know about you, but Ohio beating Michigan in anything is irritating, especially...
Details are still coming out about the tragic shooting at Oxford High School in Oakland County, but already anti-gun politicians and their allies in the media are howling for more gun control.Governor Whitmer went on to claim in a public statement that “gun violence...
Will Michigan Republicans stand and fight?
Dear Fellow Patriot, What are they doing? While Republicans in Ohio and Pennsylvania are advancing Constitutional Carry, Republican leadership in Lansing is stonewalling this popular pro-gun legislation. Why? Political insiders are reporting Michigan Republican...
Wow, that’s a lot of petitions!
Dear Fellow Patriot, You should have seen their faces... As I reported to you on Monday, the Michigan House Military, Veterans, and Homeland Security Committee held it’s first hearing hearing on Constitutional Carry legislation filed by State Rep. Beau La Fave (R- HD...
Constitutional Carry hearing TOMORROW!
Good news! I just received word that the House Military, Veterans, and Homeland Security Committee will be holding a hearing on a version of Constitutional Carry tomorrow at 12:00pm! House Bills 5364-5367 filed by the House Military, Veterans, and Homeland Security...
When a politician says something…
When a politician says something, there is a question that you must always ask yourself: How does it benefit them if I believe it? And that’s especially the case when dealing with a known political opponent, such as Democrat Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Let me...
Will Chief James Craig take a stand?
The field for the Republican nomination to run against Queen Whitmer for Governor is getting crowded. And virtually every Republican candidate running has announced support for pro-gun Constitutional Carry legislation. That’s right, Republican gubernatorial candidates...
Registration repeal introduced in Lansing!
You’re more than likely in a government database if you own a pistol in Michigan. Michigan is one of only a handful of states requiring a government permission slip to purchase a pistol, serving as a de facto pistol registration scheme. And law-abiding gun owners in...
Update from Lansing!
I just got home from Lansing and I wanted to provide you a quick update on what is happening in the fight for your gun rights at the Michigan Capitol. I drove there this morning to testify on House Bill 4003, sponsored by State Rep. Matt Hall (R-HD 63), which is a...
Where does he really stand?
I’m sure you’ve seen the headlines already. Former Detroit Police Chief James Craig has officially announced he is joining the field of Republican candidates seeking to challenge Democrat Governor Gretchen Whitmer in her bid for reelection next year. His official...
REPEAL Pistol Registration in Michigan!
If you’re a law-abiding Michigander and you own a pistol, you’re more than likely listed in a government database.
Who will stand up for your rights?
Who stands for your gun rights in the Special Primary Election for Michigan Senate District 28 taking place on August 3rd?
CPL fee reduction moves forward in Lansing
The Michigan House of Representatives just passed legislation to reduce the Concealed Pistol License fees by 50% (HB 4030 and HB 4498).
GLGR Supported Constitutional Carry Legislation Introduced in the Michigan House of Representatives
Rep. Steve Johnson files Constitutional Carry on behalf of gun owners in Michigan
Constitutional Carry filed in Lansing!
State Representative Steve Johnson (R-HD 72) just filed Great Lakes Gun Rights’ Constitutional Carry legislation for this session of the Michigan Legislature!
Gun Control in the budget?
Do you want your tax dollars funding Gretchen Whitmer’s war on open carry?
Republicans cave, Michigan Capitol Commission passes gun ban!
“I support the Second Amendment!”
BREAKING: Vote on Gun Ban on Monday!
We just received word that the Capitol Commission is moving to ban open carry at the Michigan Capitol on Monday!
Chatfield Looking to Betray Gun Owners?
Where there is smoke, there is fire.
Democrats’ War on Guns Rages On…
First, the good news.
Judge Rules Against Benson’s Gun Ban
But we aren’t out of the woods yet.
Are Republicans Caving?
If they ban guns there, they’ll ban them anywhere.
SOS Benson Bans Open Carry at Polling Stations
Here we go again…
No Capitol Gun Ban, for Now…
So-called “Gun-Free” zones put law-abiding citizens in danger.
Michigan Republicans Pushing Emergency Gun Ban
There’s very little time to explain.
Capitol Commission Says “No” to Gun Ban for Now…
I’m sure you read the headline last week.
The Gun Control Lobby wants to repeat their success in Virginia and Colorado and pass a long list of gun control measures in Michigan.
Is Your Sheriff Pro-Gun?
Sky high permit fees, invasive background checks, being finger-printed like a common criminal, and government-mandated training.
Can You Wear a Mask While Carrying?
There’s a popular meme going around on the internet claiming that it is a crime to wear a mask while carrying a firearm.
Democrats Introduce Gun Ban in Lansing!
Can they make it any more obvious?
AG Nessel Says Capitol Commission Can Ban Guns!
I knew we weren’t out of the woods yet.
Gun Ban Coming to The Capitol?
It doesn’t matter that there wasn’t a single incident…
Bills Introduced to Block Anti-Gun Power Grab!
There has been a lot confusion surrounding gun rights during Michigan’s state of emergency.
Keep Calm and Carry On
Liberty is often the first thing sacrificed in times of crisis, whether it is real or inflated.
Whitmer’s Anti-Gun NRC Appointee Rejected
Thanks to your more than 16,000 emails and countless phone calls to your State Senators, the Michigan Senate rejected Gov. Whitmer’s appointment of anti-gun former Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell to the Natural Resource Commission
Chatfield’s Tactical Error
If the goal was to rile up “Moms Against Guns,” Speaker Chatfield succeeded but, if it was to gain political advantage and fight for the Second Amendment, it was a failure.
Constitutional Carry Stalled in Committee!
Another week has gone by and another House Judiciary Committee meeting scheduled, but still no hearing for Constitutional Carry.
Whitmer Appoints Anti-Gunner to Natural Resource Commission
Governor Gretchen Whitmer just appointed known anti-gunner George Heartwell to the Michigan Natural Resource Commission
Gun Control Groups Targeting Michigan in 2020
Gun control groups are looking to spend big in 2020 and Michigan is on the top of their target list.
2A Sanctuary Movement in Danger of Being Hijacked
I’m sure you’ve seen it and may be even be participating in the movement across Michigan, and the nation, to push county governments to declare themselves “Second Amendment sanctuaries.”
Handgun Registration Repeal Introduced in Lansing!
If you live in Michigan and own a handgun, your name is more than likely listed in a government database.
Obama-era gun control filed in Lansing!
Anti-gun Democrats gave Governor Whitmer her way after she announced she was looking for legislators to help her pass more gun control.
What’s Next for Constitutional Carry?
I’ve received many calls and emails from you asking what the next step is for Constitutional Carry in Michigan.
City of Eastpointe Violates State Law
In defiance of state pre-emption, the City of Eastpointe is rolling out a new ordinance to punish the victims of crime.
Video of GLGR Executive Director testifying in support of Constitutional Carry
On Tuesday, October 22nd, GLGR Executive Director testified in support of Constitutional Carry legislation (HB 4770-4774) and fielded questions from committee members.
Constitutional Carry Out of First Committee!
Constitutional Carry (HB 4770-4774) was voted out of the House Military, Veterans, and Homeland Security Committee yesterday!
Constitutional Carry Hearing and Vote on Tuesday!
Constitutional Carry (HB 4770-4774) is up for a second hearing tomorrow, October 22nd and is expected to be voted out of committee the same day!
Report on Constitutional Carry Hearing 10/15
Yesterday, Constitutional Carry received its first hearing before the House Military, Veterans and Homeland Security Committee.
Bullet Tax & Open Carry Ban
As predicted the last few months, Democrat lawmakers are starting to file a flurry of radical gun control measures to gin up their base before the 2020 elections.
Constitutional Carry hearing next week!
I just received word that State Rep. Steve Johnson’s Constitutional Carry bill package, HB 4770-4774, is receiving the first of two hearings next week!
Jail time for practicing a right?
Five years in jail.
That’s the penalty for carrying a concealed pistol in the state of Michigan without a Concealed Pistol License.
Unhinged Radicals at the Capitol
If you were in Lansing on September 10th for the 2019 Second Amendment March and happened to be in the House Office Building to meet with your State Representative, there’s a good chance you saw this sign.
Congresswoman Haley Stevens Comes Unhinged at Gun Control Town Hall
Last night, Democrat U.S. Congresswoman Haley Stevens of Michigan’s 11th Congressional District held a gun control town hall at the Multi Lakes Conservation Association in Commerce Township.
Shirkey needs to hear from you
Governor Gretchen Whitmer is demanding the Republican-controlled Legislature pass dangerous “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation legislation since the attacks in Ohio and Texas.
Anti-gun Democrats heap praise on Shirkey
On the same day as the 2019 Second Amendment March, the Detroit News reported that GOP Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey promised to hold hearings on “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation legislation in the near future.
Whitmer Calls for Gun Bans
While in Grand Rapids celebrating the opening of a coffee shop yesterday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer decided it was an appropriate time to tout her support for outright bans on certain types of firearms.
Gun confiscation hearings in Lansing?
While hundreds of pro-gun Michiganders were rallying outside the Capitol yesterday, backroom deals were being cut by GOP Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey to hold a hearing on dangerous “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation orders sometime this fall.
Whitmer Demands Gun Confiscation Orders
I can’t say that I am surprised.
It was only a matter of time before Democrat Governor Gretchen Whitmer made a full-throated endorsement of gun control and start making demands for the Republican-controlled Legislature to “act.”
Yesterday afternoon, Governor Whitmer took to Twitter to call on the Legislature to “act now” on passing Democrat State Representative Robert Wittenberg’s due process-shredding “Red Flag” gun confiscation bill, House Bill 4283.
Constitutional Carry introduced in Lansing!
State Representative Steve Johnson (R-HD 72) just last week introduced Great Lakes Gun Rights’ Constitutional Carry legislation for this session of the Michigan Legislature!
Introduced as a package of bills (HB 4770, 4771, 4772, 4773 and 4774), this pro-gun legislation would restore the right of law-abiding citizens in Michigan to carry a pistol to protect themselves, whether openly or concealed, without having to beg the government for permission or pay expensive fees.
Constitutional Carry filed in Lansing!
Law-abiding gun owners should not have to beg the government for permission to exercise their right to keep and bear arms.
Currently in Michigan, you can open carry without a permit.
However, if you were to put on a coat which covers your pistol, you could become a felon.
Michigan House Update
Today the Michigan House of Representatives passed HB 4434, which reduces the penalty for carrying concealed with an expired CPL from a five year felony to a civil infraction.
This modest common sense proposal passed overwhelmingly with bi-partisan support on a vote of 90-19.
Like in so many cases before, the gun control lobby is shamelessly using the blood of innocents to advance their anti-gun agenda.
And they’ve already succeeded at the federal level, ramming gun control into the massive $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill.
The new legislation, known as “Fix-NICS,” spends more than $625 MILLION to beef up the Brady-NICS gun control database to reward states for banning people from owning guns.
The end of due process?
Like in so many cases before, the gun control lobby is shamelessly using the blood of innocents to advance their anti-gun agenda.
But this time is even scarier…
I am sure you have seen the news by now that President Trump is advocating for more gun control than former President Obama EVER dreamed of passing.
President Trump, joined by Sens. Dianne Feinstein and John Cornyn, laid out his plan to pass radical gun control.
And I’ve got to tell you, I couldn’t believe what he said.