Proposal Would Ease Gun Restrictions

By: AP
By: AP

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- A Michigan lawmaker wants to lift the restrictions on where residents with the proper licenses can carry concealed weapons.
Republican state Sen. Mike Green of Mayville on Tuesday introduced legislation that would repeal so-called "no carry" zones such as sports stadiums, schools, churches, hospitals and casinos.
Some similar proposals have been introduced in recent years but haven't passed the Legislature.
Green's bills also would get rid of local gun licensing boards. The Secretary of State's office would take over permits for concealed weapons.
State law related to who can get concealed weapons permits would not change under Green's proposal.
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  • by Sandy Location: Lansing on Mar 3, 2011 at 10:35 AM
    Posted by: Keith Location: Brookln on Jan 25, 2011 at 06:40 PM No- Do not Ease GUN restrictions, we do not need a bunch of drunks carrying a concealed pistols in a stadium. Guns do not belong in schools, churches or hospitals. Excuse your ignorance, but CPL holders are now allowed to drink any alcohol and carry their weapon-period. They either drink to their hearts content and have the weapon locked up while they do so, or stay sober and carry. That's the choice under the law.
  • by Sandy Location: Lansing on Mar 3, 2011 at 10:31 AM
    Posted by: Connie Location: Lansing on Jan 25, 2011 at 07:13 PM Wonderful! It worked so well for Arizona didn't it! Reply: Well, guess what? It did work. Although not publicized, the person who stopped the Arizona shooter, was NOT a cop. It was a citizen of Arizona with a CPL license! Yeah, licensing citizens to carry works! And, allowing them to carry in pistol free zones (concealed-the element of surprise) would make you safer.
  • by Kelly Location: Lansing on Jan 28, 2011 at 07:31 AM
    "So it will be ok to carry a gun and shoot back. Only what about the inocent bystanders?" It is already legal to carry a gun and shoot back. And innocent bystanders are always at risk, no matter what the situation, and no matter who is shooting. What is the point you're trying to make?
  • by Anonymous on Jan 27, 2011 at 11:34 AM
    So it will be ok to carry a gun and shoot back. Only what about the inocent bystanders? Makes you feel all safe warm and cozy. I could walk out of a store, school, football game and get shot by the legal gun owner who is shooting at a "bad" guy. Really makes one think.
  • by Johnson Location: Genessee on Jan 25, 2011 at 08:18 PM
    This is a great move forward. CPL holders are about the most law abiding people you will find and the data has shown that as concealed carry goes up, violent crime goes down. As they say; when seconds count, the Police are only minutes away. Nothing against Police because they do their best at a tough job, but they cannot be everywhere and there are more criminals out there than Cops.
  • by Tom Location: Grand Rapids on Jan 25, 2011 at 07:43 PM
    For you people who are against this bill, step back and think about this. Do drug dealers care its illegal to sell drugs? Why don't they stop? There are laws against it. Do back robbers care it's illegal to rob bank? How could they possibly do this? It's illegal... These so called laws ONLY stop law abiding citizens who follow the law. Criminals do NOT care and they never will. These laws have nothing to do with stopping criminals, its just about regulating honest hard working law abiding people such as myself. All of those school shootings that have happend over the years. Guess what? It was illegal for those shooters to have guns in the schools yet dozens of people died anyway. How could this possibly happen? There were laws making it illegal to have guns on school property. All these laws did was stop the law abiding citizens from defending themselves. Also, I've already been to many other states where it is legal to carry in these places already. I hope Michigan joins them.
  • by Tyler Location: Lansing on Jan 25, 2011 at 07:07 PM
    One MAJOR thing that WILX failed to mention(seemingly the only station to not do so) is that Open carry is already allowed in these places,the bill merely will allow concealed carry in those places. see MSP update 86 for verification.
  • by Jim Location: Lansing on Jan 25, 2011 at 06:12 PM
    You would think that our state legislators would have more important issues to deal with-JOBS!
  • by Wild Location: Mason on Jan 25, 2011 at 04:28 PM
    Wow all u ppl against this crack me up!! If u really knew the facts u would be for it but all u can think is OH NO SOMEONE HAS A GUN!! Well the facts are if the thought of ppl having a gun is around do u really think a thief is going to try to rob anyone in that area???? No absolutely not!!! Come on Green get it paseed!!
  • by Wild Location: Mason on Jan 25, 2011 at 04:28 PM
    Wow all u ppl against this crack me up!! If u really knew the facts u would be for it but all u can think is OH NO SOMEONE HAS A GUN!! Well the facts are if the thought of ppl having a gun is around do u really think a thief is going to try to rob anyone in that area???? No absolutely not!!! Come on Green get it paseed!!
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