Michigan Republicans Introduce Legislation on Michigan-Made Guns

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Michigan Republicans trying to pass bill on gun laws 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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One Response to Michigan Republicans Introduce Legislation on Michigan-Made Guns

  1. Good Morning Walt,

    Your news reports are more complete than TV 6. I don’t recall that TV6 included the statement of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives which indicates Federal law has jurisdiction, i.e. supersedes state laws.

    Mark Shields said on the PBS Newshour on 1-18-13, “Martin Luther King was 39. Robert Kennedy was 42. That’s–42 years after their being shot, 1,260,703 Americans died in firearms–by firearms. In the total history of the United States in every war, in the Revolutionary, all the world’s wars, 659,000 Americans have died in combat, twice as many in one-fifth the time.”

    Congressman Dr. Benishek has an A+ rating from the NRA. He received a $9,900 contribution from the NRA. I e-mailed him my opinion that comes from the heart and voice of a mother. It will be interesting if I get a response. I am not holding my breath.

    Stay warm. Best wishes for continued success.


    Theresa Scram
    January 21, 2013 at 9:16 am

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