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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 Director’s Message

Winter 2017: The participation of MCRGO members in self defense rights activism is instrumental in advancing firearms law reform in Michigan. A large part of the success of our organization is due to your communication with legislators, friends and family about the importance of legal firearms ownership and carry outside the home. For those looking for more involvement, perhaps the single best thing you can do is to help others become concealed pistol license holders by being certified as an instructor. It’s easier than you may think. Read More

Michigan & National News

Bills would eliminate concealed-carry regulations
2017/04/28 – Capital News Service
“The idea is to promote constitutional freedom,” Cole said.

UM study: gun owners approve some restrictions
2017/04/24 – WKAR
A new University of Michigan research shows that a majority of gun owners favor restrictions on where firearms are permitted.

Detroit Teen Charged In Non-Fatal Shooting Of 2 Cops
2017/04/19 – Patch.com
The police officers shot while investigating a home burglary are the fifth and sixth to be shot in Detroit in seven months.

Michigan gun ownership by the latest numbers
2017/04/09 – MLive
Latest numbers on Michigan gun ownership

MI gun sales fall as safety courses rise.
2017/04/03 – WKAR
“On average, we would only have about six to eight people in our classes,” says Galella. “Now we’re selling out at max; we’re teaching 16 (people) at a time.

Right to carry legislation introduced in Michigan House.
2017/03/28 – ABC News 10
Legislation introduced today in the Michigan House of Representatives enables law-abiding citizens to carry concealed pistols without obtaining a government-issued permit.

State Senate votes to repeal law requiring gun records
2017/03/23 – WOOD TV8
The Republican-led Michigan Senate has voted to repeal a law that makes it a misdemeanor if gun sellers don’t keep a registry of firearm purchases.

Concealed pistol licenses way up in Mich.
2017/03/22 – Michigan Radio
The number of concealed pistol licenses approved in Michigan surged 42% last year, compared to the year before.

2nd Amendment Rights – Some Setbacks, and a Few Wins
2017/03/20 – TownHall
The first weeks of Trump’s presidency have been filled with at least a few wins for the Second Amendment. However, it is more important than ever to be vigilant about the counter-efforts of gun control advocates, who remain very much alive and well in both houses of Congress — and in both parties— and in state legislators from coast to coast.