gun control


(MPRN-Lansing) Local education officials say it shouldn’t be up to them to decide whether to allow guns in schools. 

State Capitol - file photo
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(MPRN-Lansing) A state Senate committee has approved legislation that would essentially eliminate “gun-free” zones in Michigan.

The loophole in Michigan law that allows concealed-weapon permit holders to open carry in "gun-free" zones isn't likely to be closed any time soon. That's because two state lawmakers — one a Republican and one a Democrat — are proposing drastically different approaches to addressing the issue. (Detroit News)


Michigan will get rid of county gun boards that review applications for concealed pistol licenses (CPLs). Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation on Wednesday that will require county clerks to issue CPLs to any qualified applicant who passes a State Police background check. 


(Lansing-MPRN) Concealed weapons bills similar to ones Gov. Rick Snyder vetoed last month are one step closer to heading back to his desk. The state House approved legislation on Tuesday that would overhaul the way Michigan approves concealed pistol licenses.