In the aftermath of the devastating shooting in Connecticut, many opinions about guns and gun control have been expressed, but are you aware of Michigan expanding the rights of gun owners and manufacturers?
How do you feel about gun owners in Michigan not being required to adhere to the federal law?
Good morning and happy Monday. On that sad December Friday, the whole country tuned in to hear President Obama speak about the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. The death of 20 children and 6 adults had a deep impact on our President and soon he put through an order for the Vice President to take quick action to answer this county’s increase in gun violence.
Here in Detroit, we are not naive to gun violence. 2012 was one of the deadliest years for us and according to the Detroit Free Press the third leading cause of death among children being gunfire.
While most of the country is crying out for stricter gun control laws, Michigan is passing bills that will exempt Michigan from federal law. The Free Press Reports,
The main bill would exempt Michigan-made guns and ammunition from federal firearm regulations. It passed the Senate Judiciary Committee by a 3-1 vote. It is one of three bills that expand rights for gun owners in the state. The other two would exempt gun licensing information from the Freedom of Information Act and exempt licensing requirements for some federal firearms dealers.
The real question is how do you feel about Michigan being exempt? Do you think this will become law and if it does, does that make you feel safe? Could something like what happened in Connecticut happen here?