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Whitmer vetoes bill on concealed pistol processing in emergencies

Whitmer vetoes bill on concealed pistol processing in emergencies Photo: State of Michigan

DAVID EGGERT, Associated Press
Created: March 21, 2022 11:30 AM

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has vetoed legislation that would have required county clerks to keep processing concealed pistol licenses during state-declared or locally declared emergencies.

Republican lawmakers passed the bill after receiving complaints that clerks refused or delayed issuing or renewing permits when the pandemic struck.

In a letter to legislators Friday, the Democratic governor said the measure would have mandated that clerks issue licenses without regard to the scope or gravity of the emergency or whether in-person services would jeopardize clerks.

Republican Sen. Lana Theis called the veto disappointing for gun owners and said Second Amendment rights can't be infringed.

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DAVID EGGERT, Associated Press

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