Rep Sheppard bill deregulating air guns passes House

first_img26Feb Rep. Sheppard bill deregulating air guns passes House Package redefines ‘firearm’ to reflect federal lawLegislation introduced by state Rep. Jason Sheppard as part of a package to exclude airsoft, BB, pellet and other pneumatic guns from Michigan’s definition of the word ‘firearm’ has passed through the Michigan House of Representatives.“These bills are important so that we, as Michigan citizens, are protected from inadvertently violating subjective state laws,” said Sheppard, R-Temperance. “This bill package is just common sense; there’s no reason to regulate the ownership of air-powered guns.”House Bills 4151-4156 will change Michigan’s definition of ‘firearm’ to exclude pneumatic guns by defining a firearm as a weapon from which a dangerous projectile may be propelled by an explosive. Since pneumatic weapons do not utilize explosives to fire projectiles, they will not fall under this definition as established by Rep. Shepherd’s House Bill 4152.“Pneumatic guns are not lethal weapons being used for hunting or self-protection,” said Rep. Sheppard. “There’s no reason that we should categorize them as such.”This firearm law reform package is a goal of the House Republican Action Plan to eliminate obstacles created by government.The bill package will be considered further in the Senate. Categories: Sheppard Newslast_img

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