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MI appeals court rejects challenge to concealed gun law

April 29, 2024

The Michigan Court of Appeals has rejected a constitutional challenge to the state’s concealed weapons law. The opinion was made public Friday.

A defendant was charged with carrying a concealed weapon without a permit as a passenger in a vehicle. Her lawyer argued that Michigan’s concealed weapons law is not consistent with the nation’s historical traditions of gun regulation at the time the Bill of Rights was adopted.

Read more at WGVU

Michigan to offer free gun locks

April 15, 2024

Michigan to offer free gun locks to help owners comply with new secure storage laws

The program, announced Friday by the Michigan State Police and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, includes 75,000 cable-style gun locks that are now available at county MDHHS offices and some local health departments. All MDHHS offices should have gun locks available no later than June.

Read more at Detroit Free Press

Few guns confiscated in first months of ‘red flag’ law

April 12, 2024

Under the new law, police officers, family members and mental health professionals can go to a circuit court judge and ask for an extreme risk protection order (ERPO). A judge can then order police to temporarily take away someone’s guns if the petitioner shows specific examples of why the person is a threat. That can include prior acts or threats of violence, a serious history of mental illness or recent drug or alcohol abuse.

It’s aimed to keep guns out of the hands of people deemed to be dangerous

Read more at WoodTV8

James Crumbley convicted of involuntary manslaughter over son's school shooting

March 15, 2024

The Crumbleys represent a rare case of parents being charged in connection with a shooting carried out by their child. James Crumbley chose not to testify in his trial with the defense resting after only calling one witness Wednesday. He had pleaded not guilty to all charges.

Read more at ABC News

New safe storage gun law goes into effect in Michigan on Feb. 13

February 8, 2024
In the aftermath of the Michigan State University mass shooting last Feb. 13, legislators passed a package of gun laws, including a safe storage measure.
The new secure storage law, Public Act 17 of 2023, requires gun owners to keep unattended weapons unloaded and locked with a locking device or stored in a locked box or container if it is reasonably known that a minor is likely to be present on the premises.
Read more at WZZM 13

2024's new gun laws change the rules of firearm ownership in America

January 10, 2024

In Michigan, a series of gun safety bills will go into effect in 2024. The bills include an expansion of background checks, requirements to store guns away from children and a new red flag law. Legislation was also signed in November to temporarily ban people convicted of domestic violence from possessing and purchasing firearms and ammunition.

Read more at USAToday

Justices again side with Biden on ghost guns

October 18, 2023

Ghost guns are firearms without serial numbers that virtually anyone can assemble from parts, often purchased in a kit. In 2022, the ATF issued a rule to make clear that federal laws governing the sale of firearms – requiring, for example, background checks for purchases and imposing record keeping obligations – apply to ghost guns.

Read more at SCOTUSblog

Making True Threats Is a Crime

April 12, 2023

The First Amendment does not protect threats—that much is clear. But the Supreme Court has provided little guidance on what qualifies as a threat. That may soon change, when the Court decides Counterman v. Colorado, which will be argued next Wednesday.

Read more at The Atlantic

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Medical Cannabis And Gun Ownership

October 17, 2022

Why Do Medical Cannabis And Gun Ownership Rights Conflict So Often?

Federal regulations say individuals violate the law when combining medical cannabis with gun ownership.

Read more at Benzinga

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Supreme Court strikes down New York gun law

June 23, 2022

Justice Clarence Thomas wrote for the majority that the Constitution protects "an individual’s right to carry a handgun for self-defense outside the home.”

Read more at WZZM 13

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