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Monday, May 2, 2016

Michigan House Committee Will Consider Pre-emption Legislation

This week the Michigan House Local Government Committee will consider and vote on House Bill 4795, as substituted. The measure, sponsored by Chairman Lee Chatfield, is important legislation aimed at protecting law-abiding gun owners from unlawful constraints on their right to keep and bear arms imposed by insubordinate local units of government. 

In 1990, the Michigan Legislature passed Public Act 319, a bill that prohibits a local unit of government from enacting or enforcing any ordinance or regulation pertaining to, or regulating in any other manner, the ownership, registration, purchase, sale, transfer, transportation or possession of pistols or other firearms. While Public Act 319 of 1990 was largely successful in accomplishing the intended goal, certain obstinate local units of government and local politicians in Michigan continue to egregiously violate Michigan law through the enactment of unlawful regulations and ordinances intended to target, intimidate, and sometimes unlawfully detain law-abiding gun owners

Use Your Power!

NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action encourages all Michigan gun owners and other freedom lovers to contact members of the House Local Government Committee and respectfully urge them to support HB 4795. Contact committee members here.