Mich. Senate expands concealed weapon provisions
Mich. Senate votes to allow concealed weapons in gun-free zones for those with extra training
The Michigan Senate has voted to let people who get extra training carry concealed weapons in so-called "gun-free" zones such as schools and churches.
A bill making several changes in concealed weapons law cleared the Republican-controlled chamber Thursday and was sent to the House, where it could be considered in the final weeks of the legislative session.
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The measure also would eliminate county concealed weapons licensing boards, with sheriffs taking over their duties, reports Mlive.com.
Under the bill, people who concealed carry in gun-free zones would have to get enhanced training beyond basic requirements and spend additional time at the gun range.
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"Open carry" in those areas would be prohibited.
Decisions on licenses would have to be made within 45 days after an application is filed.
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