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Michigan: Anti-Gun Extremists Push for Long Gun Licensing and Registration

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Yesterday, a small but vocal group of anti-gun protestors descended on the state Capitol in Lansing to urge the Michigan Legislature to pass House Bill 4774, egregious legislation that would be an affront to your Second Amendment rights. HB 4774 would subject long guns to the same misguided licensing and registration requirements that are currently imposed on pistols. 

If passed and enacted, HB 4774 would require all rifles, shotguns, muzzleloaders, and even pellet guns to be registered with law enforcement.  In addition, it would ban private firearm transactions unless an individual obtains a license to purchase the firearm from a local law enforcement department.

HB 4774 has been referred to the House Judiciary Committee.  Using the contact information provided below, please call AND e-mail members of this committee and express your strong opposition to state-mandated licensing and registration of long guns. 

House Judiciary Committee:
 
Representative Kevin Cotter (R-99), Chairman
(517) 373-1789
KevinCotter@house.mi.gov

 
Representative Klint Kesto (R-39), Majority Vice-Chairman
(517) 373-1799
KlintKesto@house.mi.gov

 
Representative Phil Cavanagh (D-10), Minority Vice-Chairman
(517) 373-0857
PhilCavanagh@house.mi.gov

 
Representative Kurt Heise (R-20)
(517) 373-3816
KurtHeise@house.mi.gov

 
Representative Joel Johnson (R-97)
(517) 373-8962
JoelJohnson@house.mi.gov

 
Representative Andrea LaFontaine (R-32)
(517) 373-8931
AndreaLaFontaine@house.mi.gov

 
Representative Tom Leonard (R-93)
(517) 373-1778
TomLeonard@house.mi.gov

 
Representative Martin Howrylak (R-41)
(517) 373-1783
MartinHowrylak@house.mi.gov

 
Representative Ellen Lipton (D-27)
(517) 373-0478
EllenLipton@house.mi.gov

 
Representative Jeff Irwin (D-53)
(517) 373-2577
JeffIrwin@house.mi.gov

 
Representative Paul Clemente (D-14)
(517) 373-0140
PaulClemente@house.mi.gov

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