Michigan Wingnut Legislature at It Again, Now They Want to Destroy the Pistol Registry Database
From the Free Press: State House passes bill that calls for destruction of gun database.
LANSING — A bill that has passed the state House and is pending in the Senate would require destruction of a database that was critical in the arrest of a suspect in the recent shooting spree along the I-96 corridor, a Michigan State Police sergeant said today.
The detective in charge of the investigation said there is no way an arrest could have been made so quickly without the pistol registry database, said Sgt. Christopher Hawkins, legislative liaison for the Michigan State Police.
But House Bill 5225, which passed the House in June in a 74-36 vote, would require destruction of the database which matches the make and model of each handgun sold in Michigan with the name and address of the purchaser, Hawkins said.