Earlier this week, an important pro-gun bill was introduced in the Michigan Senate. Senate Bill 789, sponsored by state Senator Michael Green (R-31), would eliminate county concealed carry licensing boards and instead transfer all of their duties to the Department of State Police and county clerks. SB 789 seeks to make the concealed pistol licensing (CPL) process more efficient and cost-effective for gun owners across the Great Lakes State.
SB 789 will include creation of a true ‘shall issue’ CPL system for law-abiding citizens and a requirement that licenses be issued within 45 days from the date the applicant has fingerprints taken, with penalties for counties that fail to comply with the law. This legislation has been referred to the state Senate Judiciary Committee where it is awaiting consideration.
Please know your NRA is supporting this critical reform and will keep you updated as it moves through the legislative process. As always, keep an eye on your e-mail and www.nraila.org.