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Even some basic information about gun laws could prevent trouble

by | May 7, 2020 | Uncategorized

The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution gives people living in this country the right to bear arms. However, the federal government and the states, including Michigan, can impose certain restrictions on individuals in order to protect the rights of everyone. For instance, certain people cannot own guns.

Even so, here in Michigan, people do not have to wait in order to purchase firearms. Instead of a waiting period, the state requires everyone wanting to purchase a firearm to complete a safety questionnaire. In order to make your purchase, you will need to pass the test with a score of at least 70%. A passing score does not necessarily guarantee that you will be allowed to follow through with your purchase.

First, it may make sense that no one under the age of 18 can legally own a firearm. While there are plenty of responsible individuals under that age, this general rule is designed to provide a layer of protection for children and adults alike. As for adults, restrictions apply if you were convicted of a felony, committed to a facility due to a mental illness, or declared insane and a court order has not legally restored your sanity. Under these circumstances, you cannot own firearms.

Not all is lost, however. It may be possible to restore your right to bear arms. However, it requires going through a complex legal process. For this reason, you may want to consider working with an attorney experienced in navigating the guns laws that apply to the restoration of your rights in order to increase your chances of success.