Sen. Green disappointed by veto of Senate Bill 789

LANSING — In response to the governor’s veto of his legislation to streamline the Concealed Pistol License process and make Michigan a true “shall issue” state, state Sen. Mike Green, R-Mayville, issued the following statement:

“I am greatly disappointed that Governor Snyder struck down my legislation that would have streamlined the process allowing Michigan residents to carry a concealed weapon. This common sense reform eliminated the cumbersome county gun boards and would have created a uniform process statewide.

“Contrary to what some reports may say, my legislation would not have allowed individuals with a personal protection order (PPO) against them to obtain a firearm any more readily than they are able to today. Individuals who have a firearms restriction as part of their PPO are not allowed to possess firearms or carry a concealed weapon.

“I have been in direct contact with the governor’s office and plan on re-introducing the bill this session with minor changes to the language. Michigan residents deserve a sensible, efficient process that does not rely on the politics of individual gun boards.”