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Tue May 8, 2012
Gov. signs law allowing Tasers to be carried
People with concealed pistol permits in Michigan will soon be able to carry Tasers. Governor Rick Snyder signed the bill into law today.
The rules will be the same as those that apply to people authorized to carry firearms in Michigan.
"They will have to get the same training," said state Senator Rick Jones, who sponsored the legislation. "It's a minimum of eight hours that tells a license holder when they can fire their device, and when they cannot. A Taser will be treated like a handgun under Michigan law, so nobody can play with them."
Here is a video of then-state Rep. Jones getting shot by a Taser during a House committee hearing:
More than a quarter-million people in Michigan have concealed pistol licenses. Michigan joins 44 other states that allow people to carry Tasers in public.