Concealed carry gun proposals discussed in Lansing

Posted at 4:35 PM, Oct 13, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-13 19:53:02-04

LANSING, Mich. -- Changes could be coming to the way people carry their guns in Michigan, after the passage of SB-442 in the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday.

Right now in Michigan, people who hold a concealed pistol license (CPL) have to openly carry their weapon in areas that are off-limits to concealed weapons, like schools, sports arenas and bars.

Republican Senator Mike Green from Mayville has introduced legislation that changes the regulations.  The legislation would take away the right to open carry in those specific locations, but would allow CPL holders to get an endorsement that would allow them to carry their weapon, concealed, as the license allows.

Democrat Andy Schor from Lansing countered with legislation that would also get rid of "open carry" in those locations, but would keep the ban of "concealed carry" in schools.

We'll have more from Lansing throughout the evening.