Wednesday, February 21, 2024

First Charges Under Michigan's New Gun Storage Law Go To A Pre-Exisitng Felon

Passed under the "If it saves just one life fallacy, Michigan's new gun storage  law is there mainly to make law-abiding owners ownership of firearms  more cumbersome.   

 So far, after being publicized loudly and touted as a panacea, it's not doing much to deter bad actors:

The Detroit News: Flint man whose toddler shot herself in face is first person charged under new storage law

Michael Tolbert, 44, faces multiple charges, including first-degree child abuse, a felony violation of Michigan's gun storage law, felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, and lying to a police officer in a violent crime investigation. He also faces several charges for possessing a firearm during the commission of a felony.

We're all, of course,  totally surprised that a felon in possession of a firearm didn't comply with this new law that required him to safely store the gun he was not even allowed to illegally possess under laws that pre-existed this storage law.  

I'm sure this additional safe storage violation felony charge - in addition to the four other felonies he's facing will be the one that puts him over the top and sets him on the road to reform.

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