Michigan House Republicans
Rep. Johnsen introduces measures to protect rights of law-abiding Michigan gun owners
RELEASE|July 6, 2023
Contact: Gina Johnsen

State Rep. Gina Johnsen (R-Lake Odessa) is standing up for the rights of lawful gun owners in Michigan with two measures she recently introduced in the Michigan House.

Johnsen introduced House Bill 4831 to create the Second Amendment Financial Privacy Act, which would prohibit banks and credit card companies from requiring Michigan retailers to use specialized codes to flag firearms purchases. 

“Using financial codes to flag lawful firearm purchases is a sneaky way to undermine our freedom and impose unnecessary control on law-abiding citizens,” Johnsen said. “If there’s a legitimate reason to suspect criminal activity, law enforcement can follow the proper procedures and get a search warrant. However, we cannot allow companies to pry into the lives of law-abiding citizens or act as government enforcers. We must protect the privacy and rights of responsible gun owners, and not allow intimidation or intrusion into their lives.”

Johnsen’s House Bill 4285 would allow CPL holders to carry their firearms on college and university campuses throughout Michigan.

“Law-abiding gun owners should be allowed to carry on college campuses,” Johnsen said. “Everyone deserves the right to protect themselves and others. Disarming responsible individuals only puts lives at risk. By trusting lawful citizens and implementing sensible policies, we can create a safer environment for students, faculty, and staff.”

House Bill 4831 was referred to the House Committee on Insurance and Financial Services for consideration. House Bill 4285 was referred to the House Government Operations Committee.

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