Right to Carry Legislation introduced in Michigan – HB 4416-19

House Bill 4416-19   CONTACT CONGRESS IN SUPPORT OF THIS BILL

LANSING, MICH. — Legislation introduced today in the Michigan House of Representatives enables law-abiding citizens to carry concealed pistols without obtaining a government-issued permit.

The four-bill package is sponsored by Reps. Michele Hoitenga of Manton, Triston Cole of Mancelona, Sue Allor of Wolverine and Pamela Hornberger of Chesterfield Township.

The legislation is a step toward reforming Michigan firearm law to stop law-abiding citizens from being punished for exercising their Second Amendment right to bear arms.

“Responsible people shouldn’t have to obtain a special permit from the government to exercise a right that is guaranteed in both the U.S. and state constitutions,” Hoitenga said. “Other states have recently passed full constitutional carry laws, and I plead to my colleagues and our governor to pass this common-sense package that will allow law abiding women, like myself, to protect ourselves and our families without jumping through bureaucratic hoops. Criminals don’t complete the permitting process before they commit a crime, and it’s time we level the playing field for lawful people who want nothing more than to protect their families.”

Under current law, Allor said a person without a concealed pistol license could be legally carrying a gun openly on his or her hip and merely putting on a coat makes them in violation of the law.

“Simply put, that is nonsense. Whether or not a gun is concealed should have absolutely no impact on one’s right to defend them self,” Allor said. “Responsible gun owners shouldn’t have to obtain permits before they’re allowed to wear jackets over their guns while hiking, or exploring the great outdoors.”

Cole said people would still have to pass a background check when purchasing a handgun, and anyone currently prohibited from carrying a firearm will not legally be able to carry a concealed firearm if these bills are enacted.

“This is common-sense legislation that gives legal gun owners more freedom to carry their firearms,” Cole said. “These bills have absolutely no impact on the protections already in place to prevent criminals from purchasing handguns.”

Hornberger said the state would continue issuing concealed carry permits; this legislation simply eliminates the requirement to obtain a license to carry in Michigan. The current permitting structure will remain in place to allow Michigan CPL holders to continue to carry in states that recognize Michigan’s permit. In addition, a CPL will continue to allow people to carry openly in certain restricted zones.

“People deserve to have the rights our Founding Fathers laid out for us in the U.S. Constitution, especially the right to bear arms,” Hornberger said. “The fees required by the current law amount to a tax that infringes on this fundamental right.”

The legislation was developed with input from the recently formed Second Amendment Caucus, co-chaired by Hoitenga, Rep. Jim Runestad of White Lake and Rep. Scott Dianda of Calumet.

House Bills 4416-19 are expected to be referred to the House Judiciary Committee this afternoon.

Source link: https://abc10up.com/2017/03/28/right-carry-legislation-introduced-michigan-house-representatives/

12 Repub Voted ‘NO’ on Mich Income Tax Cut

A bill that would have cut the state income tax rate was rejected by the House of Representatives early Thursday morning. Republicans control the body with a 16-member majority.

House Bill 4001 failed by 55-52 vote. The measure would have cut the state income tax from 4.25 percent to 4.05 percent in 2019.

These are the Republicans who voted against a tax cut:

Jason Sheppard, Temperance

Chris Afendoulis, Grand Rapids Township

Julie Calley, Portland

Kathy Crawford, Novi

Daniela Garcia, Holland

Larry Inman, Williamsburg

Jim Lilly, Park Township

Dave Maturen, Vicksburg

Michael McCready, Bloomfield Hills

Brett Roberts, Eaton Township

Dave Pagel, Berrien Springs

Scott VanSingel, Grant

Do You… Can You… See What I See?

Möhnesee, Germany. Photo credit: Mirka Leinchen
GeoengineeringWatch.org  2.22.17

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Woodstock, GA last Friday

Feb 16, 2017 MICHIGAN

2/16/17 – MICHIGAN

At some point …. you will look up… and you will realize this ‘spraying’ is real… unfortunately the problem is that our children are being raised with these skies which is their new reality because they will not know the God given sky is deep BLUE…not toxic white… It’s called geoengineering … or weather modification… search ‘weather wars’ or ‘owning the weather’… it is in the open people…and in our face…lungs, water, crops… have you had a sore throat lately? Cough? Respiratory problems… asthma? Watch your sky and connect the dots… how about your vision… glare becoming an issue in the cities?

 

Transgenderism of Children is Child Abuse

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”– Martin Luther King

2016 Article leads me to ask: “Why are we still debating this issue?”

American College of Pediatrics reaches decision: Transgenderism of children is child abuse

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“No Whites Allowed” Spaces wanted on UMich Campus

UMich Students Demand No-Whites-Allowed Space to plot ‘Social Justice’ Activism

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A student activist group at the University of Michigan is demanding campus officials provide them with “a permanent designated space on central campus for Black students and students of color to organize and do social justice work.”

The demand is one of several lodged by “Students4Justice,” who this month ratcheted up campus demonstrations to pressure administrators to cave, complaining in a newly launched petition that President Mark Schlissel has snubbed their demands.

The clamor for a segregated space for students of color to organize social justice efforts comes even as the public university builds a $10 million center for black students and others in the center of campus.

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Michigan Plans to Sell 100Mil. Gal. of Groundwater – Nestle

Michigan Plans To Sell 100 Million Gallons Of Groundwater For $200 To Nestle

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 19: View of the Nestle Pure Life Water station at the Grand Tasting presented by ShopRite featuring KitchenAid® culinary demonstrations presented by MasterCard during the Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival Presented By FOOD & WINE at Pier 94 on October 19, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for NYCWFF)

The State of Michigan plans to sell 100 million gallons of groundwater for $200 to Nestle.

That is what this petition is hoping to expose.

Only miles away from Flint, Michigan — where the government switched the water supply and poisoned the community’s water to save a few bucks — the Michigan water authority is considering letting Nestlé double the amount of groundwater it takes to bottle and sell for profit.

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Fake News is Alinsky Tactics

Fake news is Alinsky tactics meant to shut Trump administration down

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Democrats who do not want Trump to make America great again are putting his entire administration and all of America under siege with Alinsky tactics designed to stop Trump from taking action.  They say they are impartial and unbiased, but that bald faced lie earns them five Pinocchios.

The “Very Fake News” of the leftwing media is not just dishonest reporting, not just twisting the facts to make Trump look bad or appease their followers.  They are actively using Alinsky tactics to distract, defame, demoralize, and immobilize President Trump and the Republicans.  If you haven’t read them then you should so you can understand the purposeful actions of leftwing radicals.  Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” is an instruction manual akin to Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” on how to disrupt and overthrow the rightful government in order to gain power to eventually install a socialist dictator.  The Democrat media’s purpose is not to report the news, but to warp the news to detract from Trump’s achievements, and cause so much mayhem that his people are inundated with chaos keeping them from moving forward. Continue reading

Wolf Hit and Killed by Car in Gladstone

WOLF HIT AND KILLED BY CAR IN GLADSTONE

GLADSTONE, Mich. (WLUC) – A wolf has been hit and killed by a car between Escanaba and Gladstone.

Kelly Norkooli says her stepson Bobby Beauchamp was driving south on U.S. 2 and U.S. 41 on Thursday February 23, just past the Shell gas station in Gladstone near the Log Cabin Grill and Bar.
He says, the wolf ran out in front of his car and he was unable to avoid it.

The Department of Natural Resources has confirmed they are in possession of the wolf.
DNR spokesman John Pepin told TV6 they believe it’s a lone wolf and there’s no evidence of a pack in the area.
The wolf will be sent to the DNR’s disease lab in East Lansing.

Source Link: http://www.uppermichiganssource.com/content/news/Wolf-hit-and-killed-by-car-in-Gladstone-414767503.html

 

lab in East Lansing.