REPEAL Pistol Registration in Michigan!
That’s because Michigan is one of only a handful of states that require a government permission slip to purchase a pistol, which serves as a de facto pistol registration scheme.
And law-abiding gun owners in Michigan have lived under this burdensome violation of not only our gun rights, but also our privacy rights for more than a century.
Only the most liberal nanny states in the nation have a form of pistol registration on the books.
Michigan’s pistol registration scheme is 18 years older than New York’s and predates Hawaii’s registration requirements by about 35 years.
New York, Hawaii, and California are not exactly a list of states Michiganders should be proud for our state to be on, and it’s time to push to repeal this draconian scheme.
Signing your petition will send a clear message to lawmakers in Lansing that now is the time to act.
In fact, State Representative Matt Maddock (R-HD44) and State Senator Tom Barrett (R-SD24) are working to file legislation to do just that this fall!
Plus, going on the offensive and pushing to repeal Michigan’s pistol registration will get the Gun Control Lobby playing defense and deal a major blow to their anti-gun agenda.
But if we want to make sure politicians act, we need to make them feel the pressure.
Under Michigan’s anti-gun scheme, law-abiding gun owners MUST file a Pistol Sales Record with the government, which is then added to a statewide registry — even if the gun is bought privately from a friend or family member.
And like all gun control, criminals add this restriction to the long list of other laws they blatantly ignore, while law-abiding citizens are forced to go through hoops just to defend themselves and their family members.
Besides, we’ve seen how ineffective government bureaucracy is at protecting private information of citizens, with the most recent statewide list of gun owners being leaked in Florida.
In 2016, California bureaucrats “inadvertently” leaked important information on almost 3,500 certified firearms instructors — and they took two months to even notify the victims of their incompetence.
And before that, in 2012, the information of legally registered handgun owners in New York was published in the tabloids, along with a map of where they lived, effectively pointing criminals right where they need to go.
It’s obvious these laws do absolutely nothing to keep guns out of the hands of criminals, but they could potentially put gun owners at risk when government incompetence leads to failure of protecting citizens’ private information.
Law-abiding people like you and me are the only ones affected by this law.
The time for this century old law to be repealed is long overdue.
Despite slim chances of the repeal surviving Governor Whitmer’s veto pen, we MUST push for a roll call vote to get a record of where lawmakers stand on this important issue.
A roll call vote will tell us who really supports the Second Amendment and who supports the gun control status quo in Lansing.
And you can bet GLGR will remind gun owners how their legislators voted on gun rights when they are most susceptible to pressure and seeking support — election season.
Plus, we can increase pressure on Whitmer when she’s already under scrutiny for her unilateral rule of Michigan and blatant hypocrisy during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Making Whitmer sweat over the possibility of a pistol registration repeal would be a victory in itself.
And if by chance we can muster enough pressure, maybe we can force these lawmakers to make good on their promises to stand for gun rights and ultimately end this draconian gun control once and for all.
Thank you for your continued support and activism.