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."
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