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News articles by Michigan Open Carry, Inc. that may be of interest to its membership, open carriers, or gun owners.  Ideas for news articles can be submitted to our news editor, Dan Griffin.

CPL Application Limit Eliminated

Yesterday, we let you know about an old law that we were able to get rid of in SB 219 (Ancient Time Bomb in Michigan Firearm Law Defused). Today, we would like to tell you about something else we were able to get into the bill.

Until yesterday, you could only apply for a Concealed Pistol License once per calendar year.  For most of us, this wasn't a big deal as we've never had a problem from our county clerk, however, it has been a big problem for some.

Ancient Time Bomb in Michigan Firearm Law Defused

Time Bomb

The repeal of the oldest active Michigan gun law was made effective today with Senate Bill 219, now Public Act 95 of 2017, going into effect. The bill makes numerous minor tweaks to the concealed pistol licensing statute; however, it also makes one major change to a law that was so dangerous, we've purposely kept quiet about it ... until now.

There's A Whole Lotta "Con Carry" Goin' On - Guide to Michigan's Constitutional Carry Legislation

* Please note that while Package #2 has seen movement, NOTHING HAS BEEN ENACTED into law yet. See this video on the legislative process. There is still much work to be done and MOC strongly recommends that people still apply for and renew their licenses, and that is very likely to continue even if some of this legislation is enacted.

Possessing a Medical Marijuana Card Does Not Make You A Prohibited Person

Recently, our friends over at MCRGO published an article titled Medical Marijuana, Gun Ownership, and CPLs. In the article, they attempted to tackle the complex interaction of state and federal law as they relate to firearm and marijuana possession and licensing in Michigan.

While the article ultimately avoids providing any definitive answers, it does suggest that federal law may get in the way of licensing Michigan Medical Marijuana Act cardholders, and specifically says that one is “stepping into a gray area” when you fill out state forms for a License to Purchase a pistol or a Concealed Pistol License, and have to answer the “marijuana question”. We disagree.

Join Us in the Fight for Your Gun Rights

Financial support is crucial to any organization, especially ones dedicated to supporting and expanding gun rights such as Michigan Open Carry.  It takes money to get our message out as well as to fight and win in the courts.  Our opposition knows this all too well, and even though they are heavily funded by other sympathetic leftist organizations and billionaires such as George Soros and Michael Bloomberg, they still need more, which is why they have begun micro-funding campaigns.

More Shameful Exploitation From Gun Controllers

Why Do Gun Control Proponents Keep Proposing Irrelevant “Solutions”?

Recently in a Detroit Free Press op-ed, Michigan State Rep. Jon Hoadley (left) shamelessly used the recent spree killing in Kalamazoo to push legislation of his and others that would have done absolutely nothing to stop the killer.

The Gangbanger Protection Act of 2015

The circus returned to Lansing recently. The Gangbanger Protection Act of 2015 (Senate Bill 611) is an attack on everyone's fundamental human right to self-defense. This bill starts by repealing Michigan’s Self-Defense Act, which became law in 2006 with broad bipartisan support and was signed into law by then Governor Jennifer Granholm (D).  This bill would also repeal Castle Doctrine, which provides legal protections when defending oneself from a home invader. SB 611 would even make individuals who lawfully and reasonably defend their own lives or the lives of others, vulnerable to costly, damaging and often frivolous lawsuits.

SB 442 S-2 / SB 561 S-1 Analysis of Amendments - More Good and More Bad, Still a Mess

Here is our complete analysis of SB 442 S-2 and SB 561 S-1 as they were reported out of the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday (Tuesday 10/13). 

The Case Against Senator Green’s SB 442 - Why SB 442 Is a Dangerous Sloppy Mess

It’s time to lay out why SB 442 is NOT the pro-gun bill some have made it out to be and why nearly every gun group at the state and national levels is opposing the bill. While the bill would allow Michigan CPL holders to concealed carry (CC) in the now Concealed Pistol Free Zones (CPFZs), what it gives in return, how the bill does this, and how the bill is being sold by its proponents are causing many to strongly object.

A valuable resource for working with your child's school

The Board of Directors have worked hard recently to develop this guide to help parents (and others) deal with school administrations who don't understand the law about open carry in schools.

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