Michigan just might be the next U.S. state to adopt Constitutional Carry as this legislation was introduced last week. If the legislation is passed, Michiganders would no longer present a permit to own or carry a gun. The bill, consisting of four parts, was introduced by Reps. Michele Hoitenga of Manton, Triston Cole of Mancelona, Sue Allor of Wolverine and Pamela Hornberger of Chesterfield Township.
“Responsible people shouldn’t have to obtain a special permit from the government to exercise a right that is guaranteed in both the U.S. and state constitutions,” Hoitendga said.
While many support the new bill, there are some who do not.
“The concealed permit
is part of the government trying to take more money,” said gun owner Simon Paterson, as quoted by Fox News 47
. “The other part of me thinks that you need the class that goes along with it.”
One of the biggest concerns about permitless carry
is that gun owners would not be required to go through basic firearm safety, shooting techniques, and relevant state laws. The current classroom requirements would no longer be required under the Constitutional Carry law. While this concerns some, other states that have legislated permitless concealed carry have not seen a spike in gun-related accidents or even gun crime.