states rights http://michiganradio.org en State Senate panel sends three gun bills to full chamber http://michiganradio.org/post/state-senate-panel-sends-three-gun-bills-full-chamber <p>A state Senate panel has sent three gun-related bills to the Senate floor.</p><p>One bill would exempt guns made, sold, and kept in Michigan from federal regulations. It’s a reaction to recent gun control proposals from the Obama Administration.</p><p>Democratic state Senator Steve Bieda voted against the bill. He said it worries him that even some supporters of the measure admit it might not be constitutional.</p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 19:14:02 +0000 Jake Neher 10905 at http://michiganradio.org State Senate panel sends three gun bills to full chamber Some Michigan state lawmakers see gun control debate as a states' rights issue http://michiganradio.org/post/some-michigan-state-lawmakers-see-gun-control-debate-states-rights-issue <p>Some Michigan lawmakers say they want to exempt guns and ammunition made, sold and kept in the state from new federal gun control laws.</p><p></p><p>State Senator Phil Pavlov says his bill, Senate Bill 63, is needed to protect law-abiding Michigan gun owners from officials in Washington trying to infringe on their Second Amendment rights.</p><p></p><p>“We should be responsible for regulating and setting up the framework for our gun laws in the state of Michigan,” says Pavlov,&nbsp; “We don’t need the federal government to be stepping in and telling us how to run our business.”</p><p></p> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 03:10:26 +0000 Steve Carmody 10837 at http://michiganradio.org Some Michigan state lawmakers see gun control debate as a states' rights issue Feds taking Michigan to court to get access to some medical marijuana records http://michiganradio.org/post/feds-taking-michigan-court-get-access-some-medical-marijuana-records <p><a href="http://www.michigan.gov/mdch">Michigan’s Department of Community Health</a> is refusing to voluntarily turn over the records of 7 medical marijuana patients to the federal government. The federal government is now taking the state to court to get them. Wed, 05 Jan 2011 21:11:05 +0000 Lindsey Smith 761 at http://michiganradio.org Feds taking Michigan to court to get access to some medical marijuana records