Senate Moves Changes to Firearms Laws

Oct 13, 2023

by Liz Gullett

As MLC’s Communications and Social Media Manager, Liz Gullett keeps clients informed and up-to-date on the goings on in Lansing and the Capitol.

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.

Key Points:

    • 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.

Next Steps:

    • The bill package was referred to the House Criminal Justice Committee for consideration.

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