Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN Legal & Legislation

Michigan: Flawed Anti-Gun Legislation Introduced Designed to Erode Self-Defense

Friday, October 9, 2015

Michigan: Flawed Anti-Gun Legislation Introduced Designed to Erode Self-Defense

Bloomberg’s anti-gun machine has set its sights on the Michigan Legislature, once again.  This week, the Legislature saw a flurry of anti-gun legislation introduced in both the House of Representatives and the Senate.  The introduced legislation covered a broad spectrum of Bloomberg talking points; addressing open carry restrictions, more pistol free zones and firearm confiscation orders without due process.


Senate Bills 545 and 546, introduced by state Senator Rebekah Warren (D-Ann Arbor) and state Senator Curtis Hertel Jr. (D-Meridian), respectively, seek to add public libraries to the already broad list of locations where law-abiding, trained CPL-holders are prohibited from availing themselves of their fundamental right to self-defense by carrying a concealed weapon.  SB 545 also proposes a ban on open carry in all locations where the possession of a concealed pistol is prohibited by state law.

House Bills 4942 and 4943, introduced by state Representative Robert Wittenberg (D-Oak Park), seek to implement a judicial firearm confiscation procedure—in some cases without due process.  If passed, these bills would allow Michigan courts to issue firearm confiscation orders based solely on “reasonable cause;” otherwise recognized as one of the lowest burdens of proof and a substantial departure from the “beyond a reasonable doubt” burden imposed on the government in criminal proceedings.  Furthermore, these firearm confiscation orders may be issued without the subject of the confiscation order ever being made aware that his or her Second Amendment rights are in imminent jeopardy.  Rep. Wittenberg’s legislation, introduced under the auspices of domestic violence, allows anyone with a “close relationship” to the subject of the confiscation order to file a complaint with the court.  If granted, the order would allow law enforcement to enter an individual’s home and confiscate all firearms for the duration of the order.

Your NRA-ILA believes that legislation which seeks to expand locations where law-abiding gun owners are prohibited from exercising their right to self-defense and seeks to confiscate firearms without formal criminal proceedings represent serious infringements of your Second Amendment rights.  Please click here or the above button to contact your legislators and politely urge them to oppose the above-referenced anti-gun reforms. 

TRENDING NOW
Levi’s Teams with Billionaire Michael Bloomberg to Attack Gun Rights

News  

Friday, September 7, 2018

Levi’s Teams with Billionaire Michael Bloomberg to Attack Gun Rights

Levi Strauss & Co. established its brand in the mid-19th century by selling durable clothing to working-class Americans. As Levi’s signature jeans gained popularity amongst a wider set in the middle of the last century, ...

Round Two: Gun Rights Groups Prevail (Again) in Second Challenge to Firearm Restrictions in Delaware’s State Parks, Forests

News  

Gun Laws  

Friday, October 12, 2018

Round Two: Gun Rights Groups Prevail (Again) in Second Challenge to Firearm Restrictions in Delaware’s State Parks, Forests

Gun rights groups, including the NRA’s Delaware affiliate, the Delaware State Sportsmen’s Association, scored an encore legal victory this week when the Superior Court of the State of Delaware invalidated parts of newly promulgated regulations ...

Jamie Lee Curtis “Proves” She is Not Anti-gun by Stating her Support for Banning Guns?!?!

News  

Friday, October 12, 2018

Jamie Lee Curtis “Proves” She is Not Anti-gun by Stating her Support for Banning Guns?!?!

Actors and actresses should generally stick to what they know best; repeating the lines others have written for them. Jamie Lee Curtis recently decided to try to explain, in her own words, how much she ...

Who’s BS’ing Now? Gonzalez Argues for Gun Confiscation but Insists She’s “Pro Second Amendment”

News  

Friday, October 12, 2018

Who’s BS’ing Now? Gonzalez Argues for Gun Confiscation but Insists She’s “Pro Second Amendment”

Gun control advocates are constantly looking for the right messenger to push an agenda that boils down to law-abiding Americans giving up their freedoms, their security, and their property without expectation of affecting the behavior ...

Senator from Tennessee or Times Square? Bloomberg Hosts Manhattan Fundraiser for Phil Bredesen

News  

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Senator from Tennessee or Times Square? Bloomberg Hosts Manhattan Fundraiser for Phil Bredesen

Is Phil Bredesen running for U.S. Senate to represent Memphis or Manhattan? Rocky Top or Rockefeller Center? Appalachia or the Big Apple? Tennessee voters might wonder after billionaire gun control financier and former-New York City ...

South Carolina: Governor McMaster Signs Pro-Gun Bill

Monday, May 22, 2017

South Carolina: Governor McMaster Signs Pro-Gun Bill

Last Friday, May 19, Governor Henry McMaster (R) signed H. 3429 into law.  This bill went into effect upon the Governor’s approval.

Nevada: Governor Sandoval Signs AB 118!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Nevada: Governor Sandoval Signs AB 118!

Today, May 22, Governor Brian Sandoval signed important pro-gun legislation, Assembly Bill 118, into law.  AB 118, sponsored by Assemblyman Skip Daly, will allow members of the military and those who have received an honorable ...

Anti-gun Researcher Refutes His Own Anti-gun Conclusion

News  

Friday, October 5, 2018

Anti-gun Researcher Refutes His Own Anti-gun Conclusion

Doctor Garen Wintemute’s latest contribution to “the prevention of firearm violence” comes in the form of a Perspective column published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Wintemute, you may recall, is the Director of ...

Bloomberg Finds Home in Today’s Democratic Party

News  

Friday, October 12, 2018

Bloomberg Finds Home in Today’s Democratic Party

In what observers have pegged as a preparatory step for a presidential run in 2020, on October 10 billionaire gun control financier and former-New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg registered as a Democrat. Bloomberg ran as ...

MORE TRENDING +
LESS TRENDING -

More Like This From Around The NRA

NRA ILA

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.