State Rep. Phil Green, who chairs the Second Amendment Caucus in the Michigan House, released the following statement after Democrats passed legislation creating universal background checks for gun transfers and universal firearm licensing:
“This is a sloppy bill that was hastily rammed through the legislative process amidst calls for action.
“We have seen a lot of inaction through an unwillingness to enforce laws that we currently have that are meant to prevent violence from occurring. Democrats should make sure prosecutors are willing to enforce new laws. The new laws would increase government surveillance and hope it’s a cure-all for criminals who have decided they aren’t going to follow the laws to start with.
“There will be unintended consequences for law-abiding gun owners, including sales between family members, and added responsibility for law enforcement with this legislation. It’s not exactly clear how these laws would be enforced, and these types of speed bumps actively work to curtail Second Amendment rights.
“We can work for better, more effective solutions that respect our unalienable freedoms and work to decrease violence. I remain committed to doing so.”
PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Phil Green is joined by Elba Township Fire Department Chief Mike Burke on Thursday, Sept. 7 during a special ceremony commemorating the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. The ceremony honors first responders and members of the military from Michigan, including those who died in the line of duty in the past year.
State Rep. Phil Green today joined other elected officials and industry experts for a panel on opioids and addiction – as Green remains committed to delivering solutions for an increasingly dire trend throughout Michigan. The event at Gloria Coles Flint Public Library on Aug. 18 included the state Attorney General, Flint mayor Sheldon Neeley, Genesee […]
State Rep. Phil Green is inviting residents to sit down and chat with him during office hours events on Monday, Aug. 28 and Friday, Sept. 1. The meeting on Monday will run from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Elba Township Hall, located at 4717 Lippincott Road in Lapeer. Rep. Green is also announcing an additional meeting on […]
State Rep. Phil Green has announced several upcoming office hours events for people in the 67th House District across portions of Genesee, Lapeer and Tuscola counties to speak with their state representative. The office hours meetings will take place at the following days, times and locations: • Monday, Aug. 7 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Otter […]