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Red Flag Law Headed to Governor

Apr 21, 2023

In the latest move reforming gun laws in Michigan, the legislature approved a proposal to create red flag laws in Michigan. Introduced by Senator Mallory McMorrow (D-Royal Oak), the bill allows a court to issue an “Extreme Risk Protection Order” (ERPO) to temporarily intervene to suspend a person’s access to firearms if they show clear […]

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Governor Signs Firearm Reforms

Apr 14, 2023

This week, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed a series of bills making changes to firearm laws in Michigan. The new laws encompass changes the governor called for in her State of the State address earlier this year. Specifics within the newly signed laws include: Require an individual to keep a firearm either unloaded and locked with […]

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House Passes Red Flag Laws

Apr 14, 2023

On the heels of recent gun legislation signed into law, the House passed legislation allowing courts to issue extreme risk protection orders (ERPOs). Under the bills, a judge may issue an ERPO for an individual deemed at risk of hurting themselves or others after considering testimony, documents, and other evidence in support of the request. […]

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Legislature Votes to Enact Gun Reforms

Mar 24, 2023

Laws regarding the storage of guns in Michigan appear likely to change after the legislature acted on a series of bills this week. The reforms include requiring a firearm to be stored in a lock box or container if accessible by a minor and outlines the penalties for a gun owner who doesn’t comply. Furthermore, […]

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Senate Passes Firearm Reforms

Mar 17, 2023

This week, the Senate passed a series of bills making changes to gun laws in Michigan. The bills would institute a universal background check, require safe storage of guns, and creates “red flag” laws in the state. Under the safe storage piece, a gun owner with a minor present must follow certain requirements for the […]

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Universal Background Checks Passed

Mar 10, 2023

The House passed a package of bills reforming Michigan’s gun laws. The three bills amend the state’s firearms laws, the Michigan Penal Code, and the Code of Criminal Procedure to ensure all firearm sales are subject to a background check. Current law requires background checks for all handgun sales, but long guns such as rifles […]

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Gun Reform Package Introduced

Feb 24, 2023

Members of the House and Senate Democratic Caucuses introduced an eleven-bill package reforming gun laws in Michigan. The proposed reforms contain three main categories: requiring universal background checks to close the private sale loophole, creating secure storage laws, and establishing extreme risk protection orders, also known as “red flag laws,” which allow the courts to […]

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Secretary of State Bans Open Carry at Voting Locations

Oct 16, 2020

Today, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson issued direction to local election clerks statewide clarifying that the open carry of firearms on Election Day in polling places, clerk’s offices, and absent voter counting boards is prohibited on November 3. Attorney General Dana Nessel and Michigan State Police Director Col. Joe Gasper are working with the Secretary […]

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