State Rep. Luke Meerman, R-Coopersville, issued the following statement after the Democrat House Majority approved bills (House Bills 4146-8 and Senate Bill 83) to enact extreme risk protection orders, often called “red flag” orders, in the state of Michigan:
These firearm reforms violate due process and the personal protection rights of law-abiding citizens.
We certainly should not be passing legislation that restricts an individual’s second amendment rights when our broken criminal justice system is not properly enforcing the laws already in place to keep dangerous offenders behind bars.
There is so much about this proposal that was not well thought out. There is nothing stopping a bad actor from reporting their family member or former significant other without any evidence for the sole purpose of causing turmoil in their life.
“The innocent lives of the unborn are threatened by the passage of Proposal 3 and this bill package goes even further than what Michigan voters approved in November,” Meerman said. “The mislabeled ‘Reproductive Health Act’ not only eliminates health and safety standards in abortion clinics, it also removes protections that ensure women are not coerced into receiving an abortion.”
“The governor’s radical energy policy comes at a time when Michiganders are forced to tighten their budgets and brace for rising costs everywhere form the grocery store to the fuel pump. The timeline laid out by the governor and Lansing Democrats is untenable and will come at a cost to our economy, agricultural production, and the authority of local governments.”