Michigan is starting to use the Bloomberg inspired tactics that are currently in play in Illinois. Below is a segment of an email sent to my rep.
While watching the news last evening, I noticed that the State of Michigan is experiencing a delay in renewal and initial issuance of Michigan CPLs. The functionary in charge of the issuance just advised the cpl holders to be patient and just not carry while they wait for renewal of or initial issuance of State approved licenses. Kind of defeats the purpose of having CPLs doesn't it.
Having been a former Illinois resident, I recognize this ploy, as the state of Illinois is currently playing the same game. Illinois extorts 30 million a year from their gun owners. They then commingle the funds into the general fund or other pet political projects to make the bottom line look better, then they under fund the renewal office resulting in a short staff. At my last check, there was one individual handling renewals and issuance s in Illinois The current Illinois back log is several thousands of CCW and FOIDs which is an additional insult to the gun owners of Illinois.
Are we now playing the same game here, or is this bureaucrat just some activist anti gunner that thinks he is doing his part to curtail weapons in the state of Michigan? Or is this functionary a democratic operative acting on the behest of the governor, or Mike Bloomberg?
I know from our previous discussions that you were Pro 2A. I assume that is still the case. I would strongly encourage you to investigate this abuse of state law. I know there are a lot of things that happen in a state, and this could be easily overlooked. But this abuse of power by a bureaucrat must not go unchecked. I look forward to hearing back from you and or seeing action on your part to correct this injustice.