Lawmakers to propose overhaul of Michigan's concealed weapons law
Lawmakers in Michigan are set to consider an overhaul of the state’s concealed weapons law that would allow certain gun owners to carry their weapons in pistol-free zones, according to an MLive report.
The report states that State Sen. Mike Green, R-Mayville, is the chief sponsor of the new bill that would also make the permit process more efficient, eliminate county gun boards by shifting permit approvals to county sheriffs and require licenses to be approved within 45 days.
Other changes in the new bill would require basic applicants to fire 98 rounds on the firing range before getting their license, as opposed to the 30 rounds currently required, according to the report.
The areas where highly trained licensees would be allowed to carry their guns would include churches, schools and sports stadiums, according to the report. The report states an extra nine hours of training and 162 additional rounds would need to be fired at a range to be considered highly trained.