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

Fall 2016: In the past month, several Michigan House Democrats surprised political observers and even their own party leadership by introducing a state assault weapons ban legislation similar to the Clinton AWB ban that expired a decade ago. With only 10 session days left in the legislative session and current pro-gun control of the Michigan House, there is little chance for passage of these bills this year. But they do signal a new offensive on the part of the gun control lobby who previously indicated they were not seeking to ban firearms, and only want “universal background checks” and legislation to help reduce accidental shootings by children. They lied. … Read More

Michigan & National News

Airport shooting raises questions about guns in baggage
2016/01/07 – AP
The suspect in a deadly shooting at a Florida airport used a gun that he had stored in his checked luggage, raising questions about airport security and whether safety officials need to change the current rules.

Four-time felon sentenced for possessing 26 firearms
2016/01/06 – WLUC
A 43-year-old Holland, Michigan man was recently sentenced to 68 months in prison, following his conviction for possessing firearms and ammunition as a felon.

MCRGO’s Concealed Pistol License Training Program
2017/01/02 – Ammoland
This past year (2016) has been a very successful one for Michigan Coalition For Responsible Gun Owners (MCRGO) in large part due to the introduction of its Concealed Pistol License Training Program.

Court: Ann Arbor schools can ban guns on campus
2016/12/16 – Detroit Free Press
The Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled that preemption does not apply to public school districts.

Wayne State Unversity officer shot in head while stopping bicyclist in Detroit
2016/11/22 – Click on Detroit
A Wayne State University police officer was shot in the head Tuesday while stopping a man on a bicycle off campus near the corner of Lincoln and Brainard streets in Detroit, police said.

How Donald Trump Could End Numerous Gun Controls in CA, IL, NY, and NJ
2016/11/15 – Breitbart
President-elect Donald Trump could end or at least prohibit the enforcement of numerous gun controls in California, Illinois, New York, and New Jersey when he assumes office.

Michigan law doesn’t prohibit guns at the polls, spurring voter intimidation concerns
2016/11/03 – MLive
Woodhams said there haven’t been issues in the past, and he “doesn’t see why this year would be any different.”