GLGR Supported Constitutional Carry Legislation Introduced in the Michigan House of Representatives

May 19, 2021

Lansing, MI – Today, House Bills 4863-4868 were officially introduced in the Michigan House of Representatives. Rep. Steve Johnson (R-HD-72) is the lead sponsor of this rights restoring legislation which removes the government tax and licensing associated with the constitutional right to keep and bear arms.

“Constitutional Carry is the simple concept that if you can legally possess a handgun, you should be able to carry that firearm openly, or concealed, without having to beg the government for permission. We’re thrilled to work with Rep. Johnson on this critical piece of legislation,” said Brenden Boudreau, Executive Director of Great Lake Gun Rights

Joining Rep. Johnson in sponsoring this six bill package are Representatives Steve Carra (R-HD 59), Pamela Hornberger (R-HD 32), Michele Hoitenga (R-HD 102), John Reilly (R-HD 46) and Matt Maddock (R-HD 44).

“Brenden and GLGR have been fighting for the Second Amendment in Michigan for years – and everyone here at the National Association for Gun Rights is proud to stand with them in lobbying the legislature to pass these bills into law.” 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.

Under current Michigan law, resident can open carry a firearm without a permit, but in order to carry concealed, one must obtain a permit. The permit is effectively a “coat tax.”

“Michigan has some of the most draconian gun control measures in the country – severely punishing citizens who want to wear a coat while carrying during our infamously cold winters with a five year felony if they don”t first obtain a CPL. With there now being 20 Constitutional Carry states across the country, it”s long past time for Michigan to pass this important legislation and to stop treating gun owners like criminals.” concluded Boudreau.

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.

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