Thursday, October 17, 2013

Michigan On Its Way To Becoming A Freer State

In the Michigan Senate, SB 610 was just introduced in the Judiciary Committee.

The bill reforms Michigan's law, with its current ban on short-barreled shotguns and short-barreled rifles, ending the unconstitutional ban on them and allowing Michiganders (Michigunners in this case) to join the citizenry in the majority of other states where citizens can posses these items so long as they comply with Federal law.

Expect the usual uninformed hand-wringing about "blood in the streets". Ignore it as violent crimes with such legally owned Title 2 items are few to none with the emphasis on none.

A good step in the right direction for civil rights in Michigan.

If you're in Michigan, write your senator to support its passage and try to get it through the process to become law.


Murphy's Law said...

Governor veto in

Aaron said...

It's apparently made its way out of the Senate Judiciary Committee, but nothing in the House yet.

Hopefully it clears the House and Senate and gets past the Governerd's veto, as it would be interesting to see what grounds he'd have against it and if he would waste political capital on it as its a pretty innocuous reform.

Scott said...

I wouldn't put it past him to veto it, but since it aligns Michigan with Federal Law, and since he's such a big fan of all things Federal, he might go for it on those grounds alone.