State Rep. Steve Carra today helped introduce a plan to allow law-abiding residents to carry a firearm without a permit.
“The U.S. Constitution and the Michigan Constitution both protect the right to keep and bear arms. Our state laws should not make people jump through hoops to exercise that right,” said Carra, of Three Rivers. “I am proud to help lead the effort clarifying that an individual exercising their right to self-defense does not need permission and should not have to pay a fee to open or conceal carry.”
House Bills 4863-68, introduced by Carra and other representatives, would repeal the requirement that a citizen who legally owns a firearm obtain a permit to carry it. The plan would authorize anyone not otherwise prohibited from carrying a firearm to carry anywhere that open or concealed carry is allowed under current law.
The bills were referred to the Committee on Military, Veterans and Homeland Security for review.
At a 9/11 ceremony at the state Capitol, state Rep. Steve Carra today paid tribute to Ryan J. Proxmire, who was killed in the line of duty as a deputy with the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office. He was joined by St. Joseph County Sheriff Mark Lillywhite as his guest at the program.
After numerous glaring failures at the Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) under two directors, state Rep. Steve Carra called on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to fire acting Director Liza Estlund Olson and fix the UIA in her administration.
State Rep. Steve Carra today voted to repeal an unconstitutional state law exploited by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to lock down the state of Michigan and restrict people’s liberties during the coronavirus pandemic.