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Michigan House Votes Overwhelmingly to Repeal Permit to-Purchase and Registration(June 13,2012) ^ | 13 June, 2012 | NRA-ILA

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 FBI’s 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 Michigan’s 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 Senator’s contact information, please click here.

TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Government; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; banglist; constitution; gun; gunowner; gunowners; gunrights; guns; hb5225; hb5498; hb5499; housebill5225; mi; michigan; paulopsommer; rayfranz; registration; richardleblanc; righttobeararms; secondamendment
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To: jazusamo

LOL. Arschloch. I tell you guys, I am done with Englisch. I will just make German in the future.

21 posted on 06/13/2012 5:38:26 PM PDT by patton (DateDiff)
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To: Sioux-san

Pardon, Ma’am - but you got caught up in an old FR joke - lost all my guns in a boating accident...

Like many of us on here, I could arm an army company.

Uh..., er,...uh, except for that boating accident...

22 posted on 06/13/2012 5:43:43 PM PDT by patton (DateDiff)
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To: patton
23 posted on 06/13/2012 5:43:52 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: patton


24 posted on 06/13/2012 5:50:11 PM PDT by Lazamataz (People who resort to Godwin's Law are just like Hitler.)
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To: Lazamataz

8th lake? Done that.

25 posted on 06/13/2012 5:52:52 PM PDT by patton (DateDiff)
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To: patton

Canoe and you are kidding.

26 posted on 06/13/2012 5:58:48 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: patton

“I tell you, I own no guns.”

I resemble that too. Your screen name though reminds me of an incident this morning...I saw a truck go by with a tank (maybe early WWII vintage go by and I told my wife, ‘I want that!’

27 posted on 06/13/2012 6:01:10 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Of course - perhaps you have come across the joke before?

I never could spell in English, and the Nuns beat me for my failure.

28 posted on 06/13/2012 6:03:31 PM PDT by patton (DateDiff)
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea

LOL - it is not my screen name. My name is Patton. When I was young, in Germany, I told everyone my name was Patrick. That was after the nuns beat me, and made me sit in the corner wearing a dunce hat, when I insisted my name was Patton.

Mein Hut, er hat drie ecke...

29 posted on 06/13/2012 6:08:08 PM PDT by patton (DateDiff)
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To: patton

Sorry for your loss. In a tragic twist, I lost my collection in an ice fishing mishap.

30 posted on 06/13/2012 6:22:16 PM PDT by kitchen (America or obama - you can't have both.)
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To: kitchen

Ice fisching can be brutal.

Back when we lived in MI, an ice floe broke loose, carrying away a bunch of fischermen - and not a few trucks.

Can you imagine how expensive it is to get your truck off an ice flow?

Anyway, after the trucks were rescued - at least those that were insured - the coast guard showed up in a hovercraft, to rescue the fischermenn. Twenty guys on the ice, only ten could fit in the boat.

A general riot broke out.

Over who had to go first.

31 posted on 06/13/2012 6:30:40 PM PDT by patton (DateDiff)
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To: sima_yi

Michigan isn’t alone, North Carolina is similar. You need a permit (issued by your local county sheriff’s department at their discretion) to *receive* a handgun, but not to actually possess one. In theory, once you get the gun, the permit is thrown away. Only one jurisdiction in the state is legally allowed to force handgun registration, and that’s here in Durham County; they were grandfathered in when the current law was passed circa 1930.


32 posted on 06/13/2012 6:50:15 PM PDT by Moose4 (...and walk away.)
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To: Sioux-san
I distinctly remember you telling me how mad you were at another FReeper for overturning the canoe and losing all y’alls guns......
33 posted on 06/13/2012 7:13:34 PM PDT by sarasmom (
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To: patton

I have been on this site for quite some time now and I have never known such poor boatmen as are Freepers.

Note that I am any better. Last year I lost all my guns when my boat capsized. I then went back to look for them the next week and lost all my ammo.

Oh the hugh manatee.

34 posted on 06/13/2012 7:18:11 PM PDT by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: freedomlover

Who started that boat joke, anyway? It was back around 2001, the first time I came across it.

I immediately swiped it, of course.

Plagerism is the sicerest form of flattery. Well, next to money. Or gold...

35 posted on 06/13/2012 7:40:33 PM PDT by patton (DateDiff)
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To: patton

Well, just dang - u got me - Hah! The only thing I lost on a boat was my cookies....

36 posted on 06/13/2012 7:55:50 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: Sioux-san

Lost my cookies on a boat from Japan to Korea, once. Funny, Dad gave me a bowl of rice and a raw egg. Never been seasick since.

37 posted on 06/13/2012 8:02:19 PM PDT by patton (DateDiff)
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To: patton

I will never get to try out your Dad’s remedy as I would rather poke my eyes out than be on any vessel where I could not easily swim to shore if I had to. Pretty much limits me to small lakes and narrow rivers.

38 posted on 06/13/2012 8:20:47 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: marktwain

I need a handgun purchase-permit in North Carolina, but there’s no registration. Which reminds me that I need to go way over east to the Sheriff’s office to get another permit! They’re only $5 each, and if I’d known they were good for five years, I would have bought four with my $20 bill the last time I was there.

39 posted on 06/13/2012 8:28:03 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Don't be so scared ... it's just a baby!)
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To: Sioux-san

What, are you following me around? Just reading one of SC threads about greek tragedies, and there you were.

We keep two boats - one on the Patomac, and one in the driveway. Wife tells me I better fix that one, or she will sell it.


40 posted on 06/13/2012 8:28:31 PM PDT by patton (DateDiff)
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