LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Republican state senators have introduced a bill that would exempt Michigan-made guns and ammunition from federal regulations.
Thirteen Republican senators introduced the "Michigan Firearms Freedom Act" on Thursday. The bill's introduction came on same week that President Barack Obama laid out his extensive gun proposal, which includes reinstating the military-style assault weapon ban.
Progress Michigan said the bill was "copy and pasted from fringe Missouri legislation" and asked lawmakers to "stop introducing legislation written by radical out-of-state special interest groups."
The bill's primary sponsor is Republican Rep. Phil Parlov of St. Clair County's St. Clair Township. Parlov introduced the same bill in 2009, but the bill stalled in committee under the Democratic-controlled House.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.