michigan gun laws


(MPRN-Lansing) A Democratic state Senator hopes to repeal Michigan’s “stand-your-ground” law. Under that law, a person can use deadly force against someone else with no requirement to retreat. 


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

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)

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State Representative Dave Maturen says it would not be helpful for lawmakers to start working on an alternative road funding proposal. The Republican whose district includes parts of Kalamazoo and Calhoun Counties says if voters reject the ballot proposal to increase the sales tax on May 5th, roads will remain a major issue in Michigan. 


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.