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A Michigan lawmaker is defending a Facebook post where he noted he could be carrying a handgun while visiting Detroit.

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CORRECTION: The proposed legislation would repeal currently required safety training.

A leading gun rights advocate says he opposes proposed legislation that would require safety training for people who want a permit to carry a concealed weapon in Michigan.


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The University of Michigan has won a significant decision in a lawsuit challenging a campus ban on guns.

The state appeals court says the university can regulate the possession of guns. In a 2-1 opinion, the court says a 2001 ban doesn't violate the U.S. Constitution.

The court also says the Ann Arbor school and its other campuses aren't covered by a state law that prevents local governments from putting limits on guns.

Judge David Sawyer disagreed. He says the university is exceeding its authority by adopting its own restrictions.

Concealed Carry Bills In Front Of House Committee

May 17, 2017
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Gun rights are up for debate in the state legislature again.

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Three Grand Rapids police officers remain on paid administrative leave as state police investigate an exchange of gunfire earlier this month that left an 18-year-old probation violator dead.

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Michigan Representative Lee Chatfield of Levering introduced a bill that would make registering your pistol optional.


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Bill would eliminate Michigan's pistol registration mandate. 

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Calley encourages gun-rights activists at Michigan Capitol. 

UM Study Looks Closer at Gun Restrictions

Apr 24, 2017
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A new University of Michigan research shows that a majority of gun owners favor restrictions on where firearms are permitted.

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The Michigan House is considering a series of bills that would alter the state’s firearms licensing system.  The legislation would remove the penalty against people who carry concealed pistols without a state-issued permit.  Supporters say Michigan citizens don’t need a license to exercise their Second Amendment right.

 


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This weekend, a Lansing church is joining some 350 other U.S. communities hosting concerts to promote awareness of gun violence. Current State’s Kevin Lavery talks with a local anti-gun activist and an MSU theater director about the “Concert Across America.”


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President Obama’s recent executive order tightening firearms background checks is spurring a jump in gun sales. Many potential customers are women. We talk with the co-founders of the new chapters of The Well Armed Woman in Jackson.


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Michigan is changing the way it conducts background checks for people wanting a concealed pistol license. Meanwhile, state lawmakers debate whether to expand concealed carry laws to include places like schools and churches. We talk with a state senator pushing for expanded access and an activist who wants to rid guns from many public places.


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Michigan legislators are debating whether certain gun owners should be able to carry concealed guns in gun free zones. Earlier this week, we heard from one Michigan public school superintendent who supports concealed carry in schools. Today, we hear from Superintendent of Sault St. Marie Public Schools Timothy Hall, who opposes letting gun owners carry concealed weapons in schools.


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