Yeah, I'm not holding my breath on this one. Too many hand wringing Chicken Little types in Lansing and Detroit/Ann Arbor for this to pass.
And tbh, I don't see anything in these bills that actually repeals the CPL requirement in totality. Granted, I'm not even close to an expert in legalese, but this doesn't seem to work the way people think it will. The underlined section is the proposed removal.
5303 has the oddest language of all. Again, underlined part is the proposed removal.From 5301
Sec. 227. (1) A person shall not carry a dagger, dirk, stiletto, a double-edged nonfolding stabbing instrument of any length, or any other dangerous weapon OTHER THAN A PISTOL, except a
hunting knife adapted and carried as such, concealed on or about his or her person, or whether concealed or otherwise in any vehicle operated or occupied by the person, except in his or her dwelling
house, IN HIS OR HER place of business, or on other land possessed by the person.
(2) A person WHO IS PROHIBITED BY STATE OR FEDERAL LAW FROM POSSESSING A FIREARM shall not carry a pistol concealed on or about his or her person, or, whether concealed or otherwise, in a
vehicle operated or occupied by the person. , except in his or her dwelling house, place of business, or on other land possessed by the person, without a license to carry the pistol as provided by law and if licensed,
shall not carry the pistol in a place or manner inconsistent with any restrictions upon such license.
The only thing I can come up with is if the law relies on the phrase "any area frequented by wild animals" to mean the totality of nature, both urban and rural, as the operative area to require a license in the first place. 5302 deals only with some procedural identifiers and law reference numbers, while 5304 only removes "750.227a Unlawful possession of pistol" as a class F felony.From 5303
Sec. 43510. (1) Subject to subsection (2), except as provided in section 43513, and except for an individual hunting on a game bird hunting preserve licensed under part 417, an individual shall
not carry or transport a firearm, slingshot, bow and arrow, crossbow, or a trap while in any area frequented by wild animals unless that individual has in his or her possession a license as
required under this part.
(2) This act or a rule promulgated or order issued by the department or the commission under this act shall not be construed to prohibit an individual from transporting a pistol or carrying a
loaded pistol, whether concealed or not. , if either of the following applies:
(a) The individual has in his or her possession a license to carry a concealed pistol under 1927 PA 372, MCL 28.421 to 28.435.
(b) The individual is authorized under the circumstances to carry a concealed pistol without obtaining a license to carry a concealed pistol under 1927 PA 372, MCL 28.421 to 28.435, as
provided for under any of the following:
(i) Section 12a of 1927 PA 372, MCL 28.432a.
(ii) Section 227, 227a, 231, or 231a of the Michigan penal code, 1931 PA 328, MCL 750.227, 750.227a, 750.231, and 750.231a.