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Bill would eliminate Michigan's pistol registration mandate

Posted at 10:30 AM, May 08, 2017

A Michigan lawmaker has drafted legislation that aims to eliminate the state's pistol registration mandate.

MLive.com reports that a bill introduced by Republican state Rep. Lee Chatfield of Levering would make registrations optional, and eliminate the $250 fine if you do not register.

 A person acquiring a handgun must have either a handgun purchase license or a license to carry a concealed handgun. A background check is required to obtain either of these licenses.

Chatfield says Michigan's requirement does little to fight crime and the government has no need for a "list of law-abiding citizens who legally purchase pistols."

Michigan House Bill 4554 by WXYZ-TV Channel 7 Detroit on Scribd

The bill has been referred to the House Committee on Judiciary. It would need to pass the full House, full Senate and be approved by Gov. Rick