Michigan House approves Hoitengas right to carry legislation

first_img Categories: Hoitenga News The Michigan House of Representatives today approved legislation sponsored by state Rep. Michele Hoitenga to give law-abiding citizens back their fundamental right to bear arms without a government-issued permit.Hoitenga’s legislation is part of a four-bill package that removes the penalties for carrying a concealed handgun without first obtaining a concealed pistol license.“People who can legally own a gun should have every right to carry a concealed pistol without jumping through bureaucratic hoops and landing on a list,” said Hoitenga, of Manton. “We all know criminals are not paying fees, taking classes and waiting for approval to come in the mail before they begin carrying guns. Our legislation levels the playing field for honest people who want nothing more than to carry a gun for their personal protection.”Hoitenga said her legislation does not give criminals more access to pistols because a background check would still be required when purchasing a handgun.Under the plan, the current CPL permitting structure will remain in place to allow Michigan residents an option to obtain a CPL to continue to carry and receive reciprocity in states that recognize Michigan’s permit. A CPL will also continue to allow people to carry openly in certain restricted zones.House Bills 4416-19 now move to the Senate for consideration.“I’d like to thank my colleagues in the House for moving these common-sense reforms forward,” Hoitenga said. “I urge my colleagues in the Senate and the governor to support the Constitution by supporting these bills.”### 07Jun Michigan House approves Hoitenga’s ‘right to carry’ legislationlast_img

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