Rep. Michelle Hoitenga, R-Manton; audio on House passage of pepper spray legisltion

Rep. Hoitenga talks about House passage Thursday of her HB 5220, which raises the maximum allowable concentration of oleoresin capsicum, the active ingredient in pepper spray, from 10 to 18 percent. This increases the effectiveness of the solution and brings Michigan in line with the current federal limit, which the majority of other states have…

Rep. Michele Hoitenga, R-Manton; audio on introduction of right to carry legislation

Rep. Hoitenga talks about the introduction Tuesday of a four-bill package that enables law abiding citizens to carry concealed pistols without obtaining a government-issued permit.  Rep. Hoitenga is the sponsor of one of the bills in the package, and says as someone who teaches gun safety, the plan emphasizes rights and personal responsibility.