Anti-gun Democrats gave Governor Whitmer her way after she announced she was looking for legislators to help her pass more gun control.
So it’s no surprise lawmakers in Michigan’s State Senate filed a bill package for radical Universal Gun Registration.
Senator Rosemary Bayer filed Senate Bill 678, known as “Universal Background Checks,” which would effectively ban ALL private firearm sales in Michigan.
Bayer’s bill expands Michigan’s draconian handgun registration scheme by funneling ALL firearms purchases through the Brady-NICS registry...requiring all gun sales be pre-approved by the government.
Worse, Senators Jeremy Moss and Stephanie Chang are sponsoring Senate Bills 679 and 680, which create harsh criminal penalties for those who refuse to obtain the proper government permission.
Universal Gun Registration was one of President Obama’s gun control gems defeated by gun owners in 2013.
Yet lawmakers in Lansing are working with Governor Whitmer to bring this dangerous proposal back to life.
As responsible gun owners, Michiganders know registration is just the FIRST step toward outright confiscation.
And if you’ve been paying attention to the rhetoric from anti-gun Democrats running for President, gun confiscation is at the top of their list.
First, failed presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke declared “Hell yeah, we’re gonna take your AR-15.”
Then, Joe Biden called for the ban of 9mm handguns that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition, comparing them to machine guns and bazookas.
He also strangely believes you shouldn’t be allowed to have a magazine with 100 clips in it...whatever that means.
Now, gun control puppet master Michael Bloomberg himself is running for President and pushing the very same proposals Whitmer is trying to pass in Lansing!
But it’s not all doom and gloom.
The good news is some lawmakers in Lansing are actually working to pass common-sense, pro-gun legislation.
State Representative Steve Johnson filed Constitutional Carry (HB 4770-4774), restoring the right of law-abiding citizens to carry a pistol -- openly or concealed -- without paying expensive fees or getting a government permission slip.
As you already know, a CPL isn’t required for open carry of a pistol in Michigan, but you could become a felon by accidentally concealing it with your coat during our famously cold winters.
Even though we are unlikely to pass Constitutional Carry into law this year, especially with Gretchen Whitmer in the Governor’s mansion, getting a vote on Constitutional Carry is a worthwhile fight.
Just by pushing to obtain this vote, pro-gun Michiganders are staying mobilized heading into a critical 2020 election cycle.
And once we have the vote, we will have our lawmakers on the record to see who truly supports the Second Amendment...and who is mouthing empty rhetoric to get elected.
So please consider chipping in $30, $10 -- or whatever amount you can afford -- to help GLGR continue fighting for your gun rights in Michigan!