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HB 4332 - Authorizes Use of Pneumatic Guns - Michigan Key Vote


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Title: Authorizes Use of Pneumatic Guns

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes the use of pneumatic guns to all hunters during firearm open season and allows hunters with certain disabilities or physical limitations to apply for a permit to use a pneumatic gun during open bow hunting season.



  • Defines a pneumatic gun as any implement, designed as a gun, that will expel a BB, bolt, arrow, or pellet by spring, gas, or air (Sec 40103).

  • Specifies that a pneumatic gun does not include pneumatic paintball guns (Sec 40103).

  • Authorizes the commission to allow individuals to use pneumatic guns during any open hunting season in which a firearm may be used (Sec 40111d).

  • Authorizes the Department of Natural Resources to issue a permit to an individual with a disability or physical limitation to hunt with a pneumatic gun during any open season in which a bow may be used (Sec 40111d).

  • Requires an individual to submit a certification from a physician, physical therapist, occupational therapist, or other medical professional stating that the individual is unable to hold, aim, and shoot a bow or crossbow as a direct result of their physical disability or limitation prior to receiving a permit (Sec 40111d).

  • Authorizes the department to issue a permit to an individual who is unable to walk 200 feet in field conditions due to a permanent or temporary disability or medical condition (Sec 40114).