Under existing state law, people with permits may openly carry guns in schools, hospitals, sports arenas and other gun-free zones
A Michigan gun range that closed in 2011 after reports that stray bullets wounded one person and hit homes about a half-mile away plans to reopen this year.
A local gun shop says gun and ammo sales have more than doubled compared to this time last year.
“There are a lot of other issues out there that they ignore,” said Dan Compeau. I’m sure they air many other shows where people get shot, killed, blown up.”
Another effort is underway to allow concealed weapons in public schools across Michigan after similar legislation was struck down last year by Gov. Rick Snyder.
The Republican-led Michigan Senate Judiciary Committee plans to consider three gun-related bills introduced in the first week of the state’s legislative session.
Officials say a security officer hired to help protect a Michigan charter school left a handgun unattended in a school bathroom.
The Grand Rapids City Commission doesn’t plan to amend an unenforced firearms ordinance that appears to conflict with Michigan law.
A prosecutor has charged a 16-year-old Flint boy as an adult in the shotgun death of his 15-year-old friend.
While Detroit Mayor Dave Bing and Interim Police Chief Chester Logan explore a restructuring of the city’s police department, some residents are expressing frustration with how their calls are being handled.