Gov. Snyder vetoed legislation this week that would have changed the state's gun laws. Join the conversation on Patch.
Michigan Gun Laws
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The pending legislation would end the requirement of background checks in private party gun sales.
Dearborn Mayor Jack O'Reilly is joining a coalition of other Michigan mayors in voicing opposition to a bill that would eliminate the requirement of background checks in handgun sales by private parties. Currently, background checks are required for any person looking to purchase a handgun in Michigan, be it from a dealer or a private owner. House Bill 5225, which was passed by the state House of Representatives in June and currently sits before the state Senate, would change that. According to the Mayors Aggainst Illegal Guns Coalition, that comprises half of all gun sales in Michigan and would make it easier for convicted felons, domestic abusers and others who are banned from gun ownership easier to obtain a handgun, no questions asked…
Friday, July 20, 2012
A deadly shooting early Friday during a showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" at a Colorado movie theater has reignited debate about whether stricter gun laws can prevent such tragedies.
A deadly shooting early Friday during a showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" at a movie theater in Colorado has spurred debate about whether stricter gun laws could have prevented the tragedy. Some gun rights advocates argue that had a member of the audience been carrying a weapon, they could have used it to stop the shooter; advocates of more stringent gun rules, however, say more weapons lead to more chaos and ensuring public safety should be left to law enforcement. Adults are legally permitted to carry and conceal registered pistols and rifles under Michigan law and aren't required to show ID to police. Municipalities aren't allowed to regulate the possession of firearms; but, according to state law MCL 750.234d, there are certain …