Sen. Green addresses Second Amendment advocates at the state Capitol

LANSING—State Sen. Mike Green on Wednesday addressed a crowd gathered on the Capitol steps in support of the Second Amendment and responsible gun owners. Each year, hundreds of Second Amendment, open-carry and self-defense advocates travel to Lansing to express their support to state legislators.

“I have always been a proponent of our Second Amendment rights. Our citizens have a right to bear arms; it is not just a privilege, but a right mandated by our Constitution,” said Green, R-Mayville. “I have worked on solidifying the rights of Michigan’s gun owners since 1999 when, as a state representative, I introduced legislation to make Michigan a ‘shall issue’ state. Recently, Governor Snyder signed Senate Bill 34, now Public Act 3, which finally brings Michigan in line with other true ‘shall issue’ states.”

Several other speakers also were also highlighted at the event, including Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof and Sens. Dave Hildenbrand and Rick Jones.

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 Photo Caption: State Sen. Mike Green, R-Mayville, speaks with Joshua and Yolanda Wade of Ann Arbor on the Capitol lawn during the 2015 Second Amendment March. Each year advocates from around Michigan gather on the Capitol steps and invite elected officials to show their support for the Second Amendment.

 

Governor signs Green bill making Michigan a true ‘shall issue’ state

LANSING—State Sen. Mike Green, along with Gov. Snyder, held a signing ceremony last week for legislation sponsored by Green to reform Michigan’s concealed pistol license (CPL) process.

“It was an honor to share this moment with everyone who worked so hard to make this legislation possible,” said Green, R-Mayville. “There was a tremendous amount of work done between my office, law enforcement, and the county clerks to get this bill passed.”

Senate Bill 34, now Public Act 3 of 2015, eliminates county gun boards and places jurisdiction with the county clerks, decreasing the entities involved in the CPL process from five to two. This allows for a more efficient and timely process for applicants seeking their CPL, an issue that was previously dependent upon the county of residence.

“I applaud the governor for supporting SB 34. This represents the most fundamental overhaul of Michigan’s concealed pistol license system on behalf of law-abiding gun owners since ‘shall issue’ was adopted in 2000,” Green said. “This uniform statewide process finally completes those important reforms.”

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PHOTO CAPTION: State Sen. Mike Green, R-Mayville, stands with Gov. Rick Snyder during a bill signing ceremony for Senate Bill 34 last week.

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St. John Amelith student art on display in Lansing office

LANSING— Sen. Mike Green, R-Mayville, has announced that an impressive art collection from students of St. John Amelith Lutheran School in Bay City is on display in his Lansing office. The art was submitted by teacher Rachel Price.

Green regularly showcases student art as part of his “Kids of the 31st!” program that highlights the talent of the youth in the district. He invites constituents to view the displays in his office during regular business hours.

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