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Gun restriction bills introduced in MI Senate

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Bills introduced in the Michigan Senate today would bar people convicted of a misdemeanor involving domestic violence from possessing guns for at least eight years

The eight-year period would start only after fines are paid and any jail sentence and probation or parole is completed. Democratic Senator Stephanie Chang is a bill sponsor. She says the bills are supposed to help avert escalations of domestic violence, especially when a abuser remains in the household.

“And so making sure we’re doing everything that we can to prevent firearm injury, firearm death for domestic violence survivors is our goal.”

Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed a law back in May that allows judges to issue orders to temporarily seize guns from people deemed a risk. Critics say that law violates due process rights of people who have not been convicted of a crime.

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