Michigan Senate Likely to Vote on Bill That Would Allow Short Barreled Rifles/Shotguns

November 13 2013
by GSL Staff
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pws-mk110ra1b-1Short barreled rifles and shotguns are already extremely regulated, requiring a $200 tax stamp from the ATF as well as a background check, finger print cards, and a fair amount of paperwork.

However, in Michigan, even if you go through all of that work, those items are still illegal.

That might be changing this week though. The Michigan state senate is set to vote on Senate Bill 610. The bill would allow Michigan residents to purchase short barreled rifles and shotguns through the current process.

Here is a press released from the NRA-ILA on the issue,

This week, the Michigan Senate is expected to vote on Senate Bill 610, legislation that would lift Michigan’s ban on the private ownership of short-barreled rifles and shotguns. SB 610, sponsored by state Senator Michael Green (R-31), passed unanimously in the Senate Judiciary Committee last month. It is important that you contact your state Senator TODAY and urge him or her to vote for Senate Bill 610.

Short-barreled rifles and shotguns are already strictly regulated under the National Firearms Act, requiring their buyers to undergo a background investigation, pay a $200 tax and register these firearms with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. SB 610 would conform Michigan law to federal law and align Michigan with more than 40 other states that already allow their residents to possess these firearms.

Contact your state Senator and urge him or her to vote for Senate Bill 610 and help repeal this long-standing state gun ban.

You can find your state senator, if you’re a Michigan resident, at this link.

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