Bills to overhaul Michigan’s process of issuing concealed pistol licenses have cleared the state Senate. The legislation no longer contains controversial language that led Governor Rick Snyder to veto a similar bill last month.

Republican state Senator Mike Green is the bill’s sponsor. He says he’s happy it was the first bill the Senate passed in the new legislative session.


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

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

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