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MI Senate debating SB 59 now - Calls needed!

Discussion in 'Activism' started by ezkl2230, Apr 12, 2012.

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  1. ezkl2230

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    This bill will provide for concealed carry in pistol free zones (among other things).

    Gun on his hip, state Sen. Arlan Meekhof demonstrates his support for allowing concealed handguns in schools and other public places | MLive.com

    I am urging everyone to contact their Michigan State Senator to urge them to vote for an amended version of SB 59. As you can see above, this bill would permit CPL holders to CC in a "gun free" zone if they take additional class hours, fire nearly three more boxes of ammo, and then REQUEST an exception to "gun free" zones. Someone with a CPL who chooses to OC in a "gun free" zone, however, may do so without any additional class hours or anything else required in this bill. This is fundamentally discriminatory under the Equal Protection clause of the Constitution, places an undue burden on those who have a Constitutional Right to CC in these areas, and is a violation of the recent federal district court (Maryland) ruling which states that the mere existence of the right in the Second Amendment (also stated in the Michigan Constitution) is all the justification we need to exercise our right to carry; legislation adding requirements to this right amounts to "rationing" of the right (Judge Legg, Woollard v. Sheridan, 2012).

    We need to flood the offices of our state senators with calls urging them to amend SB 59 to eliminate the additional requirements and to establish OC/CC parity with regard to the right to carry in so-called "gun free" zones in Michigan.

    There is no time to lose.
     
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  2. Rail Driver

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    I sent emails to the Michigan senators. I was born and raised there. My family still lives there, and I visit frequently so this concerns me as well. Senator Stabenow is up for re-election next year, and Levin is up in 2014. Make sure when you contact them that they know you're well aware of the pending state senate elections, and their job depends on keeping their constituents happy.
     
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    Thanks for the support, but Levin & Stabenow have nothing to do with this bill. It's a State of Michigan bill. Better to contact the State Senator of your family's district.
     
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    Gotcha corrected and re-sent!
     
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    Then Double-Thanks!
     
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    Thank you for making this clearer. I thought I had done so, but I guess not! :eek:
     
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