March 14, 2023
Ahead of tomorrow’s gun control rally at the Michigan State Capitol, Young Americans for Liberty (YAL)—the nation’s most active youth liberty organization—is speaking out against the slew of anti-gun bills that Democrats have introduced in recent months. In response, YAL is taking action by contacting Republican state Sens. Kevin Hertel, Mark Huizenga, Veronica Klinefelt, Kristen McDonald Rivet, and Michael Webber, encouraging them to rally opposition against gun control within the Michigan Legislature.
The anti-gun bills under consideration can be found below:
HB 4138: Expands Michigan’s “permit to purchase” law from handguns to all firearms
HB 4146: Prohibits the issue of gun permits to any person with an ERPO
HB 4145: Institutes extreme risk protection orders (ERPOs) and red flag gun confiscation
HB 4144: Creates new firearm storage requirements
HB 4142: Prohibits people from transferring or selling firearms without a license through enhanced penalties
Below is a statement from YAL Chief of Staff Sean Themea:
"States that have the strictest gun control laws are some of the most violent and dangerous places in the country—just look at Illinois. Michiganders deserve the right to self-defense, and it would be inexcusable for the infamous Gretchen Whitmer to rob her constituents of their rights by signing failed gun control policies into law."
To reach Young Americans for Liberty, visit their website at YALiberty.org