Michigan Coalition for Responsible Gun Owners

Celebrating TWENTY years of
“Promoting safe use and ownership of firearms through education, litigation, and legislation”
1996 – 2016

Places to Avoid While Armed

Certain businesses in Michigan have either posted no-guns ‘signs’ or have indicated in their ‘business policy’ that persons lawfully licensed to carry concealed firearms for self defense are not welcome on their property or within their place of business.

This policy of denying Michigan’s most upstanding and law abiding men and women the right to resist criminal attack while shopping or doing business does not create a safe environment, as only law-abiding citizens will obey their signs. “No-Guns” signs simply mean that criminals have a lot less to worry about and may even be emboldened to commit armed criminal acts in these so-called “gun free environments”.

Although most businesses in Michigan have chosen not to post discriminatory signs against concealed pistol license holders, some have. Even though these businesses have the right to post no firearms allowed signs, it does NOT mean that they are “gun free environments” as criminals intent on robbery, or worse, will continue to be armed.View List

Executive Directors Note

Summer 2016: Perhaps the biggest change for the organization has received the least attention. After two long years of development, MCRGO has launched its training program. The MCRGO Safety & Training Concealed Pistol License program went on-line this past week. We will issue credentials to the first 30 instructors in July with a goal of 50 total instructors by the end of 2016. It’s our expectation to have nearly 1000 students by the end of the year. As each of these students automatically becomes a member of MCRGO, it will lead to significant growth in the organization, allowing us to expanding our activities and outreach … Read More

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Michigan & National News

Supreme Court Second Amendment Case Could Overrule Heller Decision in 2017
2016/09/20 – Breitbart
For the first time in U.S. history, a federal appeals court on Friday struck down a federal gun-control law for violating the Second Amendment, meaning that next year the Supreme Court will hear a case that includes the opportunity to abolish citizens’ right to bear arms by overruling the Court’s famous Heller precedent.

U.S. Appeals Court Rules Mental-Health Ban on Gun Ownership May Violate Rights
2016/09/15 – Wall Street Journal
A divided federal appeals court ruled that a decades-old federal law indefinitely banning people committed to mental health treatment from owning a gun could violate the Second Amendment.

Court rules man treated for mental illness can have a gun
2016/09/17 – Associated Press
A Michigan man who can’t buy a gun because he was briefly treated for mental health problems in the 1980s has won a key decision from a federal appeals court, which says the burden is on the government to justify a lifetime ban against him.

Ruling loosens ban on owning guns after minor convictions
2016/09/08 – Associated Press
A federal appeals court has ruled that some people convicted of comparatively minor state crimes should get a chance to legally own guns, issuing a divided decision that reshapes longstanding rules.

Court nixes gun range again
2016/09/08 – Benton Harbor Herald Palladium
Law enforcement officers won’t be shooting at the Berrien County Training Facility in Coloma Township for the time being, following a Michigan Court of Appeals ruling on the long-disputed site.

Group staging ‘die-in’ in Lansing over gun violence
2016/09/07 – wwmt.com
Michigan activists and beyond are pushing for more regulations on firearms to fight gun deaths.

Alien Gear Holsters’ Cloak Tuck 3.0 IWB Holster Now Compatible with Revolvers
2016/08/31 – ammoland.com
After spending over a year in development, the award-winning Cloak Tuck 3.0 IWB Holster is now capable of carrying revolvers

663K Conceal Carriers And Growing: Utah Continues To See Surge In Concealed Carry Applications
2016/08/31 – concealednation.org
As of June 30th, 2016, Utah recognizes 662,720 valid concealed carry permits are in circulation

Report: Gun Ownership, Concealed-Carry Permits Up Among Women and Minorities
2016/08/30 – nationalinterest.org
Antonia Okafor, a Dallas resident, says she believes a gun can be the great equalizer for women to defend themselves—one reason she is now the southwest regional director for a group called Students for Concealed Carry

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