Friday, September 16, 2011
On Tuesday, Sept. 13, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security held a hearing on H.R. 822, the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011.
The bill, introduced earlier this year by Congressmen Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) and Heath Shuler (D-N.C.) and cosponsored by more than 240 of their colleagues, would enable millions of permit holders to exercise their right to self-defense while traveling outside their home states. Read more
Michigan residents with permits to carry concealed pistols also could carry stun guns or Tasers under a measure approved 35-3 on Tuesday by the state Senate. The measure now goes to the House.
Under the Senate legislation, laws that cover the use and licensing of concealed handguns also would apply to stun guns or Tasers. That includes certain no-carry zones such as schools and stadiums.
Michigan would join 43 other states that let residents carry stun guns under certain circumstances. Michigan law has banned the use of stun guns since 1976, with exceptions for police and some other personnel.