michigan gun laws

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. 

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State Representative Jon Hoadley says legacy tax credits to businesses have busted a hole in the state budget. He says the state can't operate with such uncertainty decades into the future. The Kalamazoo Democrat says the state should get concessions from businesses with unclaimed tax credits. 


(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.