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2014 Senate Bill 979: Extend preemption of local gun control to air guns
Introduced by Sen. Dave Hildenbrand (R) on June 11, 2014 To revise the state law preempting restrictive local gun control ordinances so it applies to “pneumatic” guns, defined as ones that shoot “a BB or pellet by spring, gas, or air.” Locals could adopt restrictions on possession of these by minors, prohibit "brandishing" them to induce fear, or shooting in a heavily populated area.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 11, 2014
Reported in the Senate on September 9, 2014 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Sen. Steve Bieda (D) on September 24, 2014 To clarify that locals could not ban shooting air guns "at authorized locations or on private property" with the owner's permission.
The amendment failed 12 to 26 in the Senate on September 24, 2014
Passed 28 to 10 in the Senate on September 24, 2014 (same description)
To revise the state law preempting restrictive local gun control ordinances so it applies to “pneumatic” guns, defined as ones that shoot “a BB or pellet by spring, gas, or air.” Locals could adopt restrictions on possession of these by minors, prohibit "brandishing" them to induce fear, or shooting in a heavily populated area.
Received in the House on September 24, 2014
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on September 24, 2014
Reported in the House on December 4, 2014 Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Douglas Geiss (D) on December 10, 2014
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 10, 2014
Passed 71 to 35 in the House on December 11, 2014 (same description)
To revise the state law preempting restrictive local gun control ordinances so it applies to “pneumatic” guns, defined as ones that shoot “a BB or pellet by spring, gas, or air.” Locals could adopt restrictions on possession of these by minors, prohibit "brandishing" them to induce fear, or shooting in a heavily populated area.
Vetoed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 29, 2014

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