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WINNING: Michigan Scores One for the 2nd Amendment with Concealed Carry Bill

While the mainstream media and liberal attack dog legislators and leaders in the nation’s capital are focusing their attention on former FBI Director James Comey and marginalizing President Trump, Michigan is winning for 2nd amendment supporters. According to Reuters, the state house has passed a new bill which would make it legal for residents to carry their handguns concealed without a special permit.

To be honest, what GOP legislative leaders are doing in the Wolverine state is an example of what Republican leaders should be doing in Washington, which is to ignore the Trump-bashing media and work on legislative goals.

The American public does not care about the fake news debate about alleged Russia controversies which were created by Democrat operatives not even five minutes after Hillary Clinton lost the presidency. Trump supporters want Obamacare repealed and replaced as well as lower taxes and millions of new jobs.

State GOP leaders in Michigan have kept their nose to the legislative grindstone and worked on defending and protecting the U.S. Constitutional rights that the Obama administration tried to decimate during his eight years of terror while in the White House.

The Michigan Republican leadership, without much fanfare, has quietly and quite deliberately moved a package of four bills through the Republican-controlled House with support from a handful of Democrats, which now moves to the Senate, also dominated by Republicans.

The law would allow the state to join at least a dozen other states which have passed similar legislation. In fact, New Hampshire recently joined the list of states which decided to give its residents the constitutional protection to carry weapons out of sight without a license.

While liberals bicker about the myriad of ways they can block the president’s effort to “Make America Great Again”, real people who have real issues about protection and safety are not taking the mainstream media bait and the liberal talking heads that fuel the fire with enflamed rhetoric.

Instead, they are supporting the Republican legislative leaders in the states and taking advice from organizations like the National Conference of State Legislatures, National Rifle Association and other 2nd amendment advocates who are helping to lead the move to see that these laws become the next frontier in Second Amendment rights.

One of the bills which may give some Michigan senators some pause is the requirement to remove the current requirement that legal weapons owners need some degree of basic firearms training. Yet, consider that the State of New York has used the weapons training requirement as a way to hamper permit ownership by charging exorbitant fees for obtaining a permit.

Congress may be playing catch up this year if the legislation introduced to legally allow firearms owners to carry their guns under the regulation of their home state out of state becomes law and is signed by President Trump.

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Kevin Fobbs

Kevin Fobbs has more than 35 years of wide-ranging experience as a community and tenant organizer, Legal Services outreach program director, public relations consultant, business executive, gubernatorial and presidential appointee, political advisor, widely published writer, and national lecturer. Kevin is co-chair and co-founder of AC-3 (American-Canadian Conservative Coalition) that focuses on issues on both sides of the border between the two countries.