Those convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence would be banned from possessing, using, purchasing, or carrying a firearm in Michigan under legislation passed by the Senate.
- The prohibition on a person would be in place for eight years.
- The bills would bring Michigan law into partial alignment with current Federal protections.
- Currently, under state law, only those convicted of felonies are prohibited from possessing, using, purchasing, or carrying a firearm.
- Thirty-one other states have passed similar laws.
- The bill package was referred to the House Criminal Justice Committee for consideration.