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LANSING (AP) - Earlier this year,
gun control advocates failed to block
a Florida bill allowing people to use
deadly force in the street to defend
themselves.
The advocates vow not to let that
happen in Michigan.
The battle in Michigan over the so-
called deadly force legislation is impor-
tant for both sides in the gun debate. It
could open the doors to similar laws
across the country - a top priority for
the National Rifle Association - or
stop the effort in its tracks.
The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun
Violence and the Million Mom March
are sending out news releases criticiz-
ing the legislation and are calling law-
makers in an attempt to keep the bills
from getting out of the House Judiciary
Committee.
"This is a byproduct of having missed
the boat in Florida," said Peter Hamm,
director of communications for the
Washington-based Brady Campaign.
"We have been watching like a hawk
for this to surface in other states."
The Michigan legislation would
eliminate the requirement that people
being attacked must retreat before
responding with deadly force. It would
allow people who feel threatened, even
in a public area, to "meet force with
force" and defend themselves without

facing criminal or civil prosecution.
State Reps. Tom Casperson and Rick
Jones, both Republicans, introduced
the bills. They said that although it
would be unlikely for a crime victim to
face criminal charges for killing some-
one in self-defense, a law is needed to
guarantee it.
"Our intent is to protect crime vic-
tims who are in imminent danger of
losing their lives," said Jones, a former
Eaton County sheriff. "This does not
put more guns on the street. This will
not create the OK Corral."
The law is identical to the Florida
measure, which allows people who feel
threatened anywhere - on the street
or even in public places such as a bar
- to defend themselves with deadly
force.
Without the threat of prosecution,
some of the thousands of Michigan
residents carrying concealed weapons
may be more likely to use them, said
Sarah Brady, chairwoman of the Brady
Campaign.
The group is named for her and
her husband, Jim, who as President
Reagan's press secretary was shot and
severely injured during a 1981 assas-
sination attempt.
"There are a lot more guns on the
street and then you're going to get the
right to use them willy-nilly? That

doesn't bode real well," Brady said
during a telephone interview.
If it passes, Michigan would be the
second state with such a measure. A
similar bill has been introduced in
Alabama, but lawmakers in that state
are not scheduled to meet again until
January 2006.
The legislation may win approval in
the House and Senate, where half of
each chamber was recently endorsed
by the Michigan Coalition for Respon-
sible Gun Owners, a statewide gun
rights advocacy group.
It is unclear whether Democratic
Gov. Jennifer Granholm would sign
the legislation if it reached her desk.
Spokeswoman Heidi Hansen said the
administration is reviewing the two-
bill measure.
Gun control activists in Michigan
are calling their lawmakers and send-
ing them postcards and e-mails to
explain their opposition, said Shikha
Hamilton, head of the state's Million
Mom March chapter.
"The scariest part is that you're
removing the duty to retreat. That's
really there to preserve ife," said
Hamilton.
"And if you take someone's life you
should have to answer to the police....
No one is in jail right now for protect-
ing their family."

Canadians prohibited from
dumping trashl in Michigan

LANSING (AP) - Legislation
approved yesterday by the state House
would prohibit Canadian trash from
being dumped in Michigan landfills
once the federal government gives the
state authority to ban foreign refuse.
The chamber voted 105-3 to approve
the main bill in the three-bill package.
Only two Democrats voted against
the bill, but several said the legislation
did not go far enough. They said the
state should not wait for the federal
government to ban foreign trash and
said the measure limits only a por-

tion of out-of-state waste because it
doesn't limit garbage coming in from
other states.
Rep. Kathleen Law (D-Gibralter)
failed to win support for an amend-
ment that would have increased the
dumping fee on trash from 21 cents
per ton to $7.50 if Congress does
not allow state trash regulation by
Nov. 1. Democrats say that only
by making Michigan an expensive
place to dump trash will out-of-
state trash decrease.
"Citizens in Michigan don't want

us to wait anymore," Law said, not-
ing the GOP plan won't take effect
until Congress acts.
The Republican-controlled
House also defeated amendments
to ban the construction of new land-
fills until 2010 and increase penal-
ties for trash-related violations.
Democrats Alexander Lipsey
of Kalamazoo and Bill McCo-
nico of Detroit voted against the
main bill, as did Republican Leon
Drolet of Macomb County's Clin-
ton Township.

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