Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vetoed a local lawmaker’s bill on Friday.
SB 11, introduced by Sen. Lana Theis (R-Brighton), would have required county clerks to issue and renew concealed pistol licenses regardless of any shutdown issued by executive or public health order.
The governor said the bill “would jeopardize Michigan clerks” while also requiring “law enforcement agencies to prioritize the issuance of concealed carry permits—even when that would be a poor use of resources during an emergency.”
Theis said while she was “disappointed” by the veto, she could not say she was shocked. “She has never supported gun owners and she likely never will,” said Theis. “I hope responsible gun owners will continue their efforts to protect this right. I certainly will.”