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Can a Felon Possess a Gun and/or a Firearm if His Life Depends on it?

I recently received a call from an individual who had been convicted of a felony, they asked if his life was threatened could he possess a gun to defend himself? Generally speaking a person who’s been convicted of a felony is not allowed to possess a firearm. If a felon is found in possession of […]

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Unloaded and Inoperable Rifle Deemed a ‘Firearm’

The Michigan Court of Appeals decided the case People v Dorling on June 13, 2013. It held that the numerous definitions of “dangerous weapon” explicitly disregard whether a gun is operational. The “firearm” used in this case was an unloaded, antique Japanese rifle from World War II and it was missing its bolt, a critical […]

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Firearm Rights Restoration Still Illegal

Under Michigan and Federal law, a felony conviction will not allow a citizen to possess a firearm. However, MCL §28.424 does allow for the restoration of your rights in Michigan if the Concealed Weapons Licensing Board approves.   This can be very misleading because Michigan law allows you to carry a firearm while at the […]

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New Michigan Taser Law

On Tuesday, May 8, 2012 the Michigan Senate amended MCL §750.224a with which the passing of Senate Bill 29 allows the possession and reasonable use of an Electro-Muscular Disruption device (commonly known as a “Taser”) by an individual with a valid Concealed Pistol License (CPL). The individual must be trained on the device by a […]

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