Michigan to become a true “Shall Issue” State

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Michigan has passed and signed into law a bill to streamline conceal and carry licenses. According to the article Michigan Moves Closer To ‘Shall Issue’ Concealed Carry by Grand View Outdoors,  “Michigan Republican Gov. Rick Snyder signed two bills into law that will eliminate county gun boards    in the state by the end of the year.” The bill will now streamline the process to get a conceal to carry  permit, allowing applicants who qualify and do not fail the background check to be issued a license in 45  days.
The new law that goes into effect December 1 of this year will eliminate the review by local gun boards. According to the article, “Previously, the county gun boards could follow varying procedures and policies to decide whether or not to issue a license, including requiring a personal interview and setting their own timelines. Once the gun boards are removed, the subjective review and possibility for denial or delay based on the board’s decisions will be eliminated.”
Some critics of the legislation are worried that by removing the local officials from the decision-making process could put the general public at risk. Local officials may know of a person’s recent illegal activity well before it shows up on the state or federal government’s background check systems. Michigan is the only “shall issue” state in the nation still using the subjective review of local gun boards. Click to read the full article.

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