Skip to comments.Michigan House Votes Overwhelmingly to Repeal Permit to-Purchase and Registration(June 13,2012)
Posted on 06/13/2012 3:29:53 PM PDT by marktwain
Today, the Michigan House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to repeal the state handgun permit-to-purchase and registration requirements. House Bill 5225 passed in the state House by a 74 to 36 vote. HB 5225 would repeal the bureaucratic state permit-to-purchase handguns and instead utilize the FBIs National Instant Criminal Background Check System. House Bill 5498 and House Bill 5499 also passed in the state House along with HB 5225. These three bills now go to the state Senate where they will be assigned to the appropriate committees.
HB 5225, sponsored by state Representative Paul Opsommer (R-93), which became obsolete when the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) took effect in 1998. Under the current state process, gun buyers must apply with their local law enforcement agency and pass a written test before being authorized to buy a handgun. This permit is valid for only one gun and it expires after ten days. Since 1998, federal law has required a national criminal records check for the purchase of any firearm, from any gun dealer, in every state.
Some of the key points of HB 5225 as amended are:
* Repeal the state requirement to seek police permission to purchase a firearm by traveling to a local police station and obtaining a permit to purchase.
* Repeal the requirement to register a completely legally purchased and owned firearm by a law-abiding citizen to be registered with the government through the police.
* Adopt the use of the federally-funded National Instant Criminal Background Check System.
* Default to the federal standard of prohibited persons and each purchase would still require a background check.
* Cut Michigans costs by using the federally-administered national instant background check system and eliminate wasted man-hours of tracking lawful gun owners in Michigan.
The NRA has been working diligently to repeal this antiquated, costly and unnecessary obstacle for gun owners and has coordinated with several state Representatives to produce the new language for HB 5225. HB 5498, sponsored by state Representative Richard LeBlanc (D-18), provides for the legal penalties relating to firearms and other weapons. HB 5499, sponsored by state Representative Ray Franz (R-101), clarifies the regulations regarding the sale of firearms to prohibited persons and makes them consistent with federal standards. Leg-Ribbon-Contact
Thank you to NRA members who contacted their state Representative in support of HB 5225. If your Representative voted in favor of the bill, please be sure to thank them for defending your rights. Please begin contacting you state Senator and urge him or her to support HB 5225. To find your state Senators contact information, please click here.
“Ill stop in and get the limit”
Speaking of limits, I know it’s a bit late, but congratulations on the new addition.
...the limit part is sarc. I am grateful there are those who impose no limit on legacy, or the Biblical, “Be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth”...
Where’s the like button to that statement...bump!
Gonna have to borrow it too. Do you mind?
The lookout saw the vessel pass,
She had the lines of a twenty one hundred class,
He'd seen one once in a history book,
He shivered twice and then he shook,
And phoned the bridge. "A vessel, Sir",
A ghost ship by the looks of her,
The skipper paled and then he said,
"It's the damned Brown...full speed ahead
If she catches you, she'll pass the curse
And then forever, for ill or worse,
We'll sail the oceans far and wide,
Through storm and gale and raging tide."
Dropping astern the ghost ship sent
A message and this is how it went,
"Do you have for us any mail
Or orders saying how long we'll sail?"
The only answer the ship could give
To the poor old brown was "Negative."
The Captain said. "She sailed the seas
In arctic cold and tropic breeze,
From Tokyo harbor to Hong Kong isle.
She's sailed a hundred million miles
from Subic Bay to Korean shores,
She's sailed a hundred years or more."
It happened back in Forty-Six,
Old Five Forty Six, got in such a fix.
No one can say just what occurred
Scuttle butt is all i've heard.
Nobody knows if witches brew
Put this curse on the old Brown's crew,
Or if someone in DesPac
Forgot to send her back
They’ve done Great work here in Florida over the years. I agree they do some strange things sometimes.
I did that for my daughters.
They are 12 and 14.
Shooting lessons and gun safety class.
Along with the “Stopping assault” from Krav Maga, they are sweet but deadly.
There’s a natural limit - one of these days, we just won’t have any more ;-).
And thank you - Kathleen is a wonderful fat pink pet!
Michigan leads the way: in the 1960s with riots and white flight, in the 1980s with unemployment and industrial flight, and now in the 2010s, with stupid liberal law rollbacks.
Thanks - I had trouble cocking a revolver because of my carpal tunnel issues, but will try that at the range with a rental.
I don't like his spending views on bridges or his pension tax.
It's an old relic from the 1920's that's still hung around. The permit system was passed when the black population was increasing in Michigan during the great migration.
Shall Issue passed in 2000.
I would think it more like a punch in the gut.
That’s what I thought might be the explanation. Thanks for the info!
We win another one.
New Jersey...you’re next.
And, there you have it. Shall not be infringed still means bupkis.
A good incremental step would be to remove rifles and shotguns from the instant check requirements.
It took 75 years to get here. I hope we can restore the rights in only a couple of decades.
Me too. Many people are killed or injured even while cleaning them. That's why I let my son clean my guns. :)
You and I have about the same view of the NRA.
It’s sad, but I don’t support it. It’s not really the defender of gun rights it pretends to be. And when the Dems demonize it, I kind of laugh.
One thing you’ve got to give the Libs credit for, they file suits against everyone that disagrees with them at all. They just bury folks, groups, states, voters, in legal paperwork.
Our guys tiptoe out once in a while and timidly file a suit. Real dedication there...
That’s great. I don’t like it that we live in that kind of world, but your kids are prepared. Excellent!
“I tell you, I own no guns. They all gost lost, somwhere...perhaps a canoo accident? Yeah, thats the ticket. A canoo accident.
Canu? Canuo? I dont even know how to spell it.”
Same thing happened to me...only in my case it was a rowboat. Because I can spell rowboat.
No, seriously. It really happened that way! Honest!
Mixed. I’ll give you that it is a good idea to be wary of any large project. Snyder is saying that it won’t cost Michiganders anything and the opposition is saying it will cost a ton and it is kind of murky which side is right.
On the other hand A) Not all issues are directly voted on by people. B) Isn’t the guy who is making the biggest stink the owner of the other bridge, the competition?
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