Michigan Senate committee approves bill exempting Michigan guns from federal regulation

Jan 23, 2013

A state Senate committee has approved legislation that would exempt Michigan-made guns from federal firearms regulations. 

The Detroit Free Press reports that the bill cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee on a 3-1 vote Wednesday. Democrat Steve Bieda of Warren cast the only no vote saying it would invite court challenges over its Constitutionality. 

Credit Melissa Benmark, WKAR

The Gongwer News Service reports that Republican State Senator Tonya Schitmaker of Lawton voted for the legislation, despite raising some of the same Constitutional concerns. 

The action in Michigan and other states comes after President Obama has proposed new federal legislation regarding guns.