Tuesday, December 06, 2005

What's keeping this bill from the Governor's desk?

It's called House Bill 4643, or HB4643. This bill would extend a concealed pistol license for up to 180 days if its renewal or denial were not completed in 60 days. This bill was voted on in the Michigan House and passed on July 13, 2005 by a vote of 100 to 5, with 5 others not voting.

It went to the Michigan Senate Judiciary Committee on August 31, 2005, and that is where it has sat ever since.

I have been told by an anonymous source that a certain state Senator is "sitting" on this bill as it was put forth via the efforts of SAFR (Shooters Alliance for Firearm Rights) and GLSSA (Great Lakes Shooting Sports Assoc.), and apparently not with any help from MCRGO (Michigan Coalition for Responsible Gun Owners), a once great, grass roots Pro-2nd amendment organization that has fallen on hard times.

It's either that, or he doesn't like Rep. Rick Jones. But I find that difficult to believe.

And while we're at it, what about HB4642? This bill would allow people to transport other individuals' licensed and inspected pistols. Like say, your wife, or husband.

Well, what about it Sen. Cropsey, are you going to get off these bills and have a vote on them, or what?

Maybe we need to get out the anal probe and see what's keeping these bills from passing out of committee.

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