Sen. Green hosting free event for area sportsmen, gun owners

LAPEER – Local residents are invited to attend a free Meet and Greet with Sen. Mike Green, Sen. Phil Pavlov, the NRA, statewide gun owner and sportsmen groups, and area sheriffs on Saturday, March 1st.

“The rights of gun owners and sportsmen are under attack across the country, making it increasingly important that they stand united and stay informed,” Green stated in announcing the event. “I’m proud to be able to offer folks the opportunity to meet the leaders defending their rights and talk about the challenges we face.”

There is no cost to attend. The event will take place on Saturday, March 1, 2014, from 10:00am – 1:00pm at the Lapeer County Sportsmen’s Club, 1213 North Lake George Road in Attica. A panel discussion and question and answer session with special guests will begin at 10:30am.

Free refreshments will be provided and a free drawing for prizes like NRA gear will be held. Petitions for a citizen-initiated law to protect hunting, fishing and trapping rights in Michigan will also be available to sign.

With Sens. Green and Pavlov, special guests will include Lapeer County Sheriff Ron Kalanquin, Tuscola County Sheriff Lee Teschendorf, and representatives of NRA, Michigan Coalition of Responsible Gun Owners, Michigan United Conservation Clubs, and Michigan Open Carry.

A former farmer and retired tool and die-maker, Green sponsored Michigan’s “shall issue” concealed pistol license law as a state representative in 2001. Currently, there are nearly 430,000 licensees in the state.

Green was elected to the Michigan Senate in 2010 following a ten year break from public office. He serves as chairman of the Senate Second Amendment Caucus, co-chairman of the Michigan Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus, and as a member of the National Assembly of Sportsmen Caucuses’ Executive Council.

He and wife Paula have been married 47 years and reside in Mayville. They have five adult children and 20 grandchildren.

RSVPs to the event are appreciated but not required at senmgreen@gmail.com.