A package of bills that would make Michigan the latest state to deregulate concealed carry by doing away with required licensing by the government was approved by the Michigan House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday
The proposal, which passed by a vote of 6-4 with all Democrats voting “no,” will now be considered by the full state House of Representatives. Open carry of handguns for self-defense is already legal in Michigan, so it makes little sense for the state to regulate carry just because someone covers their firearm with an outer garment or puts it in a backpack or purse.
These bills recognize an individual’s unconditional right to keep and bear arms for self-defense in the manner he or she chooses. Twelve states currently have laws which allow law-abiding individuals to possess a concealed firearm for self-defense without a permit.
California Senate Passes One-Gun-A-Month Measure
That chiseling sound you hear is the continual chipping away of your right to bear arms in California. A ban here, a restriction there, a limit everywhere. Liberal politicians in the Golden State seemingly won’t stop until the Second Amendment is essentially abolished.
The latest measure calls for extending the one-gun-a-month handgun limit to long guns as well—meaning that law-abiding residents could purchase only one rifle in a 30-day period. The California Senate signed off on this limit, and it now heads to the Assembly for consideration.
The legislation was promoted under the guise of reducing straw purchases and, as bill sponsor Sen. Anthony Portantino was reported as saying in the Los Angeles Times, because “there is no need or reason” for you to exercise your constitutional rights. But many Republicans flat-out rejected the gun-purchase restriction.
“This is yet another example of the government trying to infringe on the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens,” Sen. Jeff Stone declared during the floor debate. “It’s more of the same that will not decrease violent crime,” concurred Sen. Jim Nielsen.
USA Today Reporter Admits “Silencers” Aren’t Silent
While the so-called “mainstream” media have generally been all-in against the Hearing Protection Act, designed to protect the hearing of hunters and shooters by deregulating possession of firearm suppressors, some in the press are seeing the light.
After attending a demonstration by Knox Williams, president of the American Suppressor Association, at the NRA Headquarters range, USA Today reporter Nicole Gaudiano realized that the term “silencer” was, indeed, misleading.
“At the NRA’s indoor gun range, reporters were advised to wear protective earplugs and protective earmuffs, and yes, a loud blast from the guns equipped with silencers was still audible and still sounded like gunfire,” Gaudiano wrote, countering the claims of anti-gun activists who say guns fitted with suppressors are “silent.”
Now, if only we could get Michael Bloomberg and Shannon Watts, along with some Democrats in Congress, to attend a similar demonstration!
Homeowner Shoots Burglar, Possibly Ending Rash Of Robberies
A wave of burglaries and break-ins might have been solved by three well-placed shots from the gun of a homeowner in Ohio.
The Troy Daily News reports that a couple heard strange noises inside their home around 5 a.m. Monday morning. While the woman called 911, the husband investigated and came face to face with an intruder in the garage who had slipped in through the “doggie” door. Miami County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Eric Lachey said, “The homeowner had a gun and was confronted by the burglar and shot him.”
The suspect was hit two times in the leg and once in the hand, and was rushed to a nearby hospital where he underwent surgery for a shattered femur. Lachey told reporters this is the second time in just a few months the home had been burglarized. Investigators believe it may be connected to several reports of suspicious activity in the neighborhood.