Gun Rights Front & Center Of Issues in November 2018 Election

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Gun Rights Front & Center Of Issues in November 2018 Election

Michigan – -(AmmoLand.com)- Elections have consequences. And next month's election for America will prove to have a dramatic impact on legal gun owners.

Our state and country can either pursue a path of liberty laid down by the Founders, or we can descend into an Orwellian socialist system where individual rights are heavily curtailed by ignorance, hate and mob rule.

Let's imagine it's a year from now, the fall of 2019. We can contemplate two very different political scenarios.

In the first one, Michigan voters have maintained a pro-gun Legislature and elected the first governor who is solidly supportive of self-defense rights in a generation. Permitless carry has been signed into law. Michigan's pistol registry has been erased bringing Michigan in line with most other states. Many pistol free zones have been eliminated. Young adults can get a provisional concealed pistol license at age 18. Preemption has been given teeth, making it much easier to enforce.

In the second one, a new governor who has campaigned alongside Moms Demand Action combined with an anti-gun Legislature has adopted the first gun control laws in Michigan in 30 years. Sales of modern rifles are now banned in the state. Pistol free zones have been extended to all public property. Red flag laws result in the seizure of firearms without due process. Registration has been extended to long guns. There is now a 30 day waiting period to purchase a firearm. Preemption has been eliminated. Wayne County has adopted a sin tax on ammunition sales which is now only available for purchase from local police departments in limited numbers. Other urban counties are adopting their own restrictions.

The key difference between these two very possible realities is who turns out to vote on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. We hope it will be you and that you'll take the time to review and support candidates who support responsible gun owners.

-MCRGO Director Steve Sanderson


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Our mission statement is: “Promoting safe use and ownership of firearms through education, litigation, and legislation” Visit: www.mcrgo.org

  • 4 thoughts on “Gun Rights Front & Center Of Issues in November 2018 Election

    1. What happened with HB 4416? HB 4970? HB 4003?

      Why is no-one asking about Constitutional Carry, which has already passed the house and has been sitting at the Senate Committee for Government Operations without justifiable reasoning for months now?

      Why Michigan isn’t and will never be a State which a mass shooting will occur, and therefore has no reason to not enact Constitutional Carry?

      In 2008 the Heller decision made clear what it meant to bear arms. Scalia quoted Justice Ginsburg’s writing in a previous case.  From cornell.edu:

      Justice Ginsburg wrote that “[s]urely a most familiar meaning is, as the Constitution’s Second Amendment … indicate[s]: ‘wear, bear, or carry … upon the person or in the clothing or in a pocket, for the purpose … of being armed and ready for offensive or defensive action in a case of conflict with another person.’ ”

      “..in the clothing or in a pocket” is carrying concealed.

      Yet it was stated that states can have restrictions:

      “Longstanding prohibitions on the possession of firearms by felons and the mentally ill, or laws forbidding the carrying of firearms in sensitive places such as schools and government buildings, or laws imposing conditions and qualifications on the commercial sale of arms.”

      Yet, this doesn’t pertain to the carry of style, bearing of appropriation, or limitations supported by curtailment of classes or permits. And like in Heller, a firearm held in an inoperable fashion by state law is an Infringement and therefore Unconstitutional.

      So why are states still allowed to have felonious laws enacted against a citizens right to carry concealed without a permit?

      I mean if the 2nd Amendment doesn’t allow the Uninfringed right to carry concealed, then every state that allows Constitutional Carry is in violation of the precedent set by the 2nd Amendment and must have policies to govern and restrict said concealed carry supported by classes and training, yet no such reality exists….

      In the National Anthem we are supposed to be the “Land of The Free”, and the “Home of The Brave”, yet our basic human rights which where accustomed and common when the claiming and governing of this country is continuously being trampled, oppressed, limited, and I dare say Infringed upon, because of a select group of people whom don’t feel secure with their fellow citizen, whether Army Trained or not to carry a firearm or pistol without a government approved certificate. That to me is a disgrace to all citizens who call themselves Patriots, Americans, and Brave.

      1. I’m completely with you on this. What the hell happened to the constitutional carry proposal from over a year ago? Why is it still sitting in the Senate? This is a major fight for the second amendment and no one has brought it up during debates and campaigns. Even politicians that are “pro-gun” don’t speak up about this essential bill to protect our Constitution.

    2. Seattle Times

      Local Politics

      Washington’s I-1639 would implement some of the nation’s most stringent gun-control laws

      Originally published October 9, 2018 at 6:00 am Updated October 9, 2018 at 2:34 pm

      Washington voters will have a chance to make the state one of the most restrictive in the country for gun purchases and ownership;

      Originally published October 9, 2018 at 6:00 am Updated October 9, 2018 at 2:34 pm

      By Ryan Blethen
      Seattle Times staff reporter

      What isn’t up for discussion is that the 30-page initiative, on the Nov. 6 ballot, will vault Washington into the vanguard of state gun-restriction laws with Massachusetts, Hawaii and California.

      Washington state isn’t barren of gun regulations. The state already has roughly 43 gun-related laws or regulations on the books, according to researchers at the Boston University School of Public Health. Alaska, by comparison, has just two state gun laws in addition to the requirements of the federal government that apply everywhere.

      Gun-control proponents want Washington to do more.

      “We hoped the Legislature would move,. And unfortunately, they decided not to do anything,” said Stephen Paolini, I-1639’s campaign manager. “So we went to the ballot, it was a forced reaction to the Legislature.”

      1. This bill 1639 and initiative measure no. 940 are against the 2nd amendment rights. Thank for putting the screws to honest gun owners.

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