Update on Michigan Gun Law Activity

In a couple of my recent posts here and here, I’ve tried to keep readers up-to-date on some recent happenings in Michigan with gun laws. There’s actually more going on and Kent Wood from Michigan United Conservation Clubs covers some of it in this video.

The Senate and House bills mentioned will be of particular interest to those who travel with pistols and trap shooting enthusiasts.

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h/t MOOD Magazine OD

Rob Pincus and James Yeager on the “Ass-Clownery” of Open Carry

Via Gun Nuts Media – I don’t have a dog in this fight because I frankly don’t carry a gun on a regular basis, though maybe I should. I do like open carry in the woods or around the homestead if I think there might be a fox about but I agree with Pincus on the open carry crowd giving liberals extra ammunition so to speak. On the other hand since when have liberals needed an excuse to grab guns?

On the other hand the “he’s not taken my class so he’s an idiot” subtext of people like Pincus and Yeager (who I respect otherwise) rubs me the wrong way. People have been carrying firearms around without dropping a few grand on “tactical” classes since the 1500s and have done just fine. Anyone who drops thousands of dollars on gun classes but doesn’t have at least a years worth of food and water or who is in debt up to their eyeballs should have their piece taken from them so they can be pistol whipped with it.

As a protest open carrying may or may not work, but there are certainly times when open carry is the only sensible way to go. Like I said (and Pincus does in the video) when you’re in the woods or if you’re working a ranch were hogs and coyotes are. But what about people on the Mexican border? What about walking your dog in urban areas where there are coyote or mountain lion problems? Bothering to make sure no one sees your precious Glock to take your dog out for a quick #2 at 3:00am is silly when you have a Uncle Mikes hip holster ready for dog walking duty. I think they might be broad brushing a bit to make an otherwise important point.