State Rep. Mike McCready of Bloomfield Township Tuesday introduced a plan waiving certain concealed pistol licensing fees for military veterans who retire from service.
Under McCready’s proposal, retired members of the United States armed forces, the Reserve or the Michigan National Guard can be exempt from the $100 licensing fee to apply for or renew a concealed pistol license.
“For their honorable service to our country and state, I wholeheartedly believe our military retirees do not need to pay this burdensome fee for a concealed pistol license,” McCready said. “With the extensive training, safety and knowledge of firearms they have received in addition to their dedication to the defense of our nation and state, I think they are more than deserving of some relief when applying for and renewing their permits.”
Veterans would still be required to pay the $15 fingerprinting fee under the new plan.
McCready’s measure, House Bill 5987, now advances to the House Judiciary Committee for consideration.