Just an update - will try and be more involved with getting legislation updates on our 2nd Amendment involving the state of Michigan.
House Bill 4003: Would eliminate the felony for carrying a concealed pistol on an expired concealed pistol license if the license had expired within the previous year. It would be replaced with a civil infraction. State gun groups including Michigan Open Carry, MCRGO, and MGO reached an agreement with the Michigan State Police on the H-4 substitute. The bill passed the Michigan House on a strongly bipartisan vote of 74-27. We are hopeful this bill will be signed into law this session.
House Bills 5187 & 5188: Would modify emergency powers relating to firearms when a state of emergency is declared and prohibit issuing an emergency order that restricts certain gun related activities during an epidemic. These bills passed the Michigan House with votes of 61-40 and 62-39 respectively. While it is unlikely Gretchen Whitmer would sign these bills as they reduce executive authority, passage sends a strong message to future governors.