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Michigan Senate panel approves gun bills

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A display of 7-round .45 caliber handguns are seen at Coliseum Gun Traders Ltd. in Uniondale, New York January 16, 2013. REUTERS/Shannon Sta
A display of 7-round .45 caliber handguns are seen at Coliseum Gun Traders Ltd. in Uniondale, New York January 16, 2013. REUTERS/Shannon Sta

LANSING (WKZO) -- Three bills expanding the rights of gun owners in Michigan were passed by the Senate Judiciary committee in Lansing.

The first bill would exempt Michigan-made guns from federal regulations that are being considered in Washington.  It passed on a vote of three to one with State Senator Steve Bieda of Warren opposing the bill.  He said it would likely be challenged on constitutional grounds.

The Senate panel also approved a measure to exempt gun licensing and registration information from the Freedom of Information Act and exempt licensing requirements for some federal firearms sellers.

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