MI repeal of purchase permit/registration out of committee in state senate!


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ezkl2230
August 19, 2012, 05:49 PM
From the NRA/ILA legislative alert, 8/16/12:


Michigan: Repeal of Permit to Purchase and Registration Passes Senate Committee and Goes to Full Senate

Yesterday, the Michigan Senate Judiciary Committee approved legislation to repeal Michigan’s “permit-to-purchase” and registration requirements for handguns. House Bill 5225, which seeks to replace the state handgun “permit-to-purchase” requirement with the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), passed the committee by a 3 to 1 vote after passing in the state House of Representatives by an overwhelming 74 to 36 vote (found on page 14 of the House Journal) on June 13. Additionally, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the two companion bills to HB 5225, House Bill 5498, by a 4 to 0 vote, and House Bill 5499 by a 4 to 0 vote with one technical change. These three pro-gun reforms will now be considered on the full Senate floor within the next several weeks. At this time, no date has been set.

Thank you to all NRA members who contacted the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Please remember to thank Chairman Rick Jones (R-24) for moving this important legislation through committee and Senators Schuitmaker (R-20) and Tory Rocca (R-10) for voting in favor of HB 5225.

Also, please begin contacting your state Senator and respectfully request they support House Bills 5225, 5498, and 5499 on the Senate floor. To find your state Senator’s contact information, please click here.

Senator Rick Jones (R- 24), Chairman

(517) 373-3447

SenRJones@senate.michigan.gov

Senator Tonya Schuitmaker (R-20), Vice Chairman

(517) 373-0793

Senator Tory Rocca (R-10)

(517) 373-7315

We need to contact our state senators ASAP to urge them to pass this legislation before November if at all possible. It already passed the House, now it's the Senate's turn - then on to the Gov! Turn up the heat!!!

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MikePGS
August 20, 2012, 08:44 PM
http://www.senate.michigan.gov/FindYourSenator/byaddress.htm

Let's not let this opportunity pass us.

ezkl2230
August 25, 2012, 02:46 PM
I just emailed my own senator to urge him to support these measures, but the person we really need to turn up the heat on is Sen. Richardville, the Senate majority leader. He is responsible for scheduling legislation for votes. Contact the senator from your own district as well, but be sure to copy Sen. Richardville at SenRichardville@senate.michigan.gov on any emails you send. November is coming, and I am concerned that the environment in the Michigan legislature isn't going to be quite as friendly toward Second Amendment measures as it is now. We need these bills to be fast tracked.

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