gun control


(MPRN-Lansing) Legislation to overhaul the way Michigan issues concealed pistol licenses (CPLs) and regulates air guns will get a committee hearing on Tuesday in Lansing. 


A controversial gun bill similar to one that was recently vetoed by Governor Rick Snyder is likely to get a committee hearing this week. 


A bill that would make getting a concealed weapon permit easier has drawn a veto by Governor Rick Snyder. He says the bill would have allowed someone subject to a personal protection order to get a gun permit. The Gongwer News Service says Snyder's veto did not come as a surprise since he had earlier rejected similar legislation. Critics of the bill said it could place victims of domestic violence in danger. The bill would also have taken the concealed weapon permit process away from local gun boards and given it to county clerks.

Opponents say the measure, if signed into law, could allow those accused of stalking or domestic violence to get concealed weapon permits.

House Committee could vote on bills early next week