Tom Lambert

Tom Lambert
Tom is the President and Legislative Director for Michigan Open Carry, Inc., and an NRA Certified Instructor. Michigan Open Carry, Inc. is the premier organization in Michigan promoting the lawful open carry of a holstered handgun. Through positive ambassadorship with open carry, MOC seeks to enhance all gun rights related to carry for self-defense for everyone.

2017-2018 Guide to Michigan’s Constitutional Carry Legislation

We frequently receive requests for a status update on the “Constitutional Carry Bill”. Well here’s the thing, there are actually 13 bills, they are spread out over three different competing packages, and each package does something different. That’s a lot to keep straight, let alone explain, so we wrote this guide to help everyone out. “Constitutional Carry”, or “Con Carry” for short, is a …

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Dem Rep Introduces “Assault Weapons” Bill in Michigan

A few days ago, a bill to ban so called “Assault Weapons” in Michigan was introduced by State Rep. Robert Wittenberg (D-Oak Park). The bill number is HB 5996 and I suggest you read through it if you have the time. It’s probably no surprise to you, but the bill does nothing to promote safety. In fact, it actually bans …

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HB 5574 – Necessary Pro-Gun Protection, Or Ominous Pyrrhic Precedent

Rep. Triston Cole (R) of the 105th District recently introduced House Bill 5547. This bill is what many in the community refer to as a “parking lot bill” – a bill intended to prevent businesses from prohibiting the storage of firearms in vehicles that are parked in their lots. What it does Subsection (2) of the bill pretty well sums things …

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Current State of Michigan Firearm Legislation March 2016

The State of Michigan has a “full time” legislature, which means they are in session year round. Each legislative session lasts for two years and we are currently just over 60% of the way through the 2015-2016 session. More on the legislative process here. In the first 14 ½ months of the current legislative session, close to 150 firearm related …

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