SB789, sponsored by Mike Green, would make numerous positive changes to the statutes concerned with concealed pistol licensure. This would include such things as:
- Eliminate the county gun boards – requirements verification shifts to Michigan State Police
- Count Clerk becomes the licensing authority
- Remove the requirement to provide two references
- Reduce the application fee $15 from $105 to $90
- 100% of court costs and attorney fees to the appellant if a denial gets overturned
- Shorten and cement the timeframe for a go/no-go in regards to the application
NO WHERE does it remove the fact that the licenses shall be issued assuming the applicant passes the more or less objectively defined standards in 28.425b. In fact, the striking of 28.425b(7)(n) (shown below) further solidifies the the shall-issue aspect:
Issuing a license to the applicant to carry a concealed pistol in this state is not detrimental to the safety of the applicant or to any other individual. A determination under this subdivision shall be based on clear and convincing evidence of repeated violations of this act, crimes, personal protection orders or injunctions, or police reports or other clear and convincing evidence of the actions of, or statements of, the applicant that bear directly on the applicant’s ability to carry a concealed pistol.
Given the positives, can someone explain why a supposedly “Constitutional” former sheriff is spreading misinformation?
A friend of mine talked to Raines last night and indicated that he’s really anything but the “constitutional sheriff” he claims to be. I’m not one to try and toss out second hand information as authoritative, so I’ll let him mention the discussion if he wishes. However, from what I’m hearing, Raines is the one who wants to be able to arbitrarily deny CPLs “to keep people safe”.