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.
More bad news for Obama.
Michigan will turn red this year.
Michigan turned red in 2010. Deep red.
Awesome news! One more “nail” in the coffin of liberalism!
It strikes me as odd that Michigan requires a permit to purchase a handgun, yet at the same time is a “shall issue” state.
Ooops. I might hve made a boo-boo, there. Who Knew?
We don’t register guns in VA - at all. Nothing. Nada.
Not that I own any guns. I am afraid of the dang things, myself.
Nice. No mention of dismantling the federal database on private citizens though.
We can’t get a verifiable check of social security cards and a person’s right to work, but we can sure keep tabs on all the citizens of the United States.
Well, I guess it’s a lot harder to verify 30 million people’s right to work, than keep track of the pimples on the asses of 310 million people, most of which haven’t done anything wrong.
Thanks cripplecreek. This pleases me so much, I’m not even going to cruise the rest of the thread for the usual troll comments like “liberal hell-hole” or “RINO governor”.
Get yourself a little plinker 22, and familiarize yourself.
If you observe safety guidelines, there’s very little to fear.
I want something in my house to protect my family if someone decides they should rule my roost.
As far as I’m concerned, all the restrictions need to be removed for ALL the people. If you’re too dangerous to own a gun, you’re too dangerous to walk around free.
Sir, we have been on here together for more than twelve years.
I tell you, I own no guns. They all gost lost, somwhere...perhaps a canoo accident? Yeah, that’s the ticket. A canoo accident.
Canu? Canuo? I don’t even know how to spell it.
There you go. Excellent logic! Great rule of thumb.
Man, what an unfortunate situation. I am so sorry to hear it.
Gee dude, that sucks...
Wow! That’s good news!
Schoenen Dank. Tanks. Never could spell.
If I can overcome my fear of guns, anyone can- finally realized a woman living alone is just plain dumb not to have a gun for protection. I took a good CCW class from a local firearms shop and had to shoot for three cumulative hours to earn my certificate. I have two pistols now and go to target practice as much as I can. It’s addictively fun shooting at the range - the only thing is I still jerk a little when I hear all the BANGs!
No hope for my area in NY - 6 month waiting time at best, plus about $300 in fees, must be fingerprinted and have multiple references from people who live in the county.