Bill Toughening Michigan’s Firearm Preemption Law Introduced

Michigan Open Carry
Michigan Open Carry

Michigan --(Ammoland.com)- The bill from Rep. Tom McMillin (R-Rochester Hills) strengthening Michigan’s preemption law, that we recently told you about, has been officially introduced and is now HB 5500.

HB 5500 forces local units of government to pay for damages as well as fees associated with violating Michigan’s preemption law. It also specifies punishments for individual officials who knowingly and willingly violate the law.

Preemption is about protecting citizens as they exercise their rights. Knowing and willful violations of these protections should not be simply excused, and we should not be further punishing taxpayers when they are not the ones who refuse to follow the law.

Despite the bill only being available for a short period of time, HB 5500 managed to gain 16 cosponsors, making it the most cosponsored gun legislation of the current legislative session.

Michigan Open Carry would like to thank all of them:

  • Lisa Posthumus Lyons
  • Mike Shirkey
  • Bob Genetski
  • Hugh Crawford
  • Thomas Hooker
  • Bill Rogers
  • Joel Johnson
  • Rob VerHeulen
  • Ken Yonker
  • Scott Dianda
  • Andrea LaFontaine
  • Greg MacMaster
  • Mike Callton
  • Ken Goike
  • Klint Kesto
  • Ed McBroom

Tom LambertStay tuned. HB 5500 has been sent to the House Judiciary Committee. MOC will now work with Rep. McMillin to get the bill heard.

Assistant Legislative Director
Michigan Open Carry, Inc.
TLambert@miopencarry.org

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