BREAKING: Michigan Governor Vetoes “Shall Issue” Gun Bill After Criticism From Women’s Groups

January 15 2015
by GSL Staff
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A bill that would have Michigan a true “Shall Issue” carry permit state has been vetoed by Governor Rick Snyder (R) after pushback from women’s groups.

They were afraid to would lead to domestic abusers obtaining carry permits.

According to the Detroit Free Press:

Snyder’s veto of Senate Bill 789 was one of several significant bill signings and vetoes he announced today, with time running out for him to either sign or veto many of the bills passed during the lame-duck legislative session in December.

The bill, sponsored by Sen. Mike Green, R-Mayville, would have eliminated county gun boards and made Michigan a true “shall-issue” state for concealed weapons permits.

Among the controversial provisions of SB 789 was one ā€” first highlighted by the Free Press last week ā€” that said concealed weapons permits must be issued, even to persons subject to personal protection orders for domestic violence or stalking, provided they would otherwise be eligible for a permit and a ban on obtaining a gun is not a condition of their personal protection orders.

Many personal protection orders DO, in fact, have a provision that limits gun rights for a time, so people who are under such orders still wouldn’t be able to obtain a permit.

Also, we all know how well criminals will follow carry and gun laws.

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