Michigan Republicans Introduce Legislation on Michigan-Made Guns
MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – State Senate Republicans have introduced legislation designed to exempt Michigan-made firearms that stay within the state from federal regulation.
The measure was introduced Wednesday, the same day President Barack Obama called on Congress to reinstate bans on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines and to pass universal background checks for gun purchases.
Obama’s proposed gun control reform follows the mass shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. Michigan’s proposed exemption is similar to laws passed in eight states and introduced in several others.
However, the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has issued letters to those states, stating that federal law supersedes the state laws, and all provisions of the Gun Control Act and the National Firearms Act continue to apply.
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